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Children: Homicide

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children died as a result of homicide in each English local authority area in each of the last five years, broken down by age. (220689)

I have been asked to reply.

Information held by the Home Office cannot be broken down to local authority area. Available data from the Homicide Index relates to offences currently recorded as homicide where the victim was aged under 16, as at 12 November 2007. Tables which have been placed in the Library show the number of such offences recorded by each police force area in England between 2002/03 and 2006/07. Full analysis of data for 2007/08 is not yet published.