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Crime: Domestic Violence

Volume 691: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What statistics on suicide arising out of domestic violence are collected either nationally or locally; and whether such statistics identify the gender of such suicide cases. [HL3247]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, Director of Macroeconomics and Labour Market, to Lord Campbell-Savours, dated 27 April 2007, replying in the absence of the National Statistician.

Statistics based on death registration identify the method of suicide and the age, gender, marital status and occupation of the deceased, but not the circumstances of or background to the event.