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Homicide: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides were recorded by the Metropolitan police in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2006-07. (196838)

Available Home Office data are from the homicide index and relate to offences currently recorded as homicide. As at 12 November 2007, when recording closed down for the purpose of analysis, the Metropolitan police service had recorded 178 homicides in 2000-01 and 167 in 2006-07. These are not necessarily the years in which the incidents took place or the years in which any court decisions were made. Figures will change as subsequent court hearings take place or other information is received.