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Falkland Islands: Crimes of Violence

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what records he holds on the number of violent crimes that have taken place in the Falkland Islands in each of the last five years. (267110)

I understand from the Royal Falkland Islands Police that the number of violent crimes over the last five years in the Falkland Islands was:

Murder: none

Attempted murder: none

Manslaughter: none

Attempted rape: none

Robbery: none

Cases of assault occasioning actual bodily harm or common assault: 20 in total—three in 2004, six in 2005, four in 2006, four in 2007 and three in 2008

Rape: two in total—one in 2005 and one in 2007

Grievous bodily harm: five in total—three in 2005, one in 2006 and one in 2008.