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Security Forces: Londonderry

Volume 700: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many members of the security forces have been murdered in Londonderry since 1969; on what dates; how many of the culprits have been convicted; and what are their names. [HL2758]

The following table shows that 102 members of the security forces have been murdered in Londonderry since 1969. Details regarding convictions for such cases are not recorded.

Number of Security Force Members Murdered in Londonderry Since 1969

Date of Murder

Type of Security Force Personnel

1

10-Aug-71

Army

2

14-Sep-71

Army

3

11-Oct-71

Army

4

16-Oct-71

Army

5

27-Oct-71

Army

6

27-Oct-71

Army

7

9-Nov-71

Army

8

29-Dec-71

Army

9

27-Jan-72

RUC

10

27-Jan-72

RUC

11

30-Jan-72

Army

12

16-Feb-72

UDR P/T

13

4-Mar-72

UDR

14

20-Mar-72

Army

15

10-Apr-72

Army

16

10-Apr-72

Army

17

16-Apr-72

Army

18

16-Apr-72

Army

19

21-May-72

Army

20

9-Jun-72

UDR

21

11-Jun-72

Army

22

21-Jun-72

Army

23

26-Jun-72

Army

24

11-Jul-72

Army

25

25-Aug-72

Army

26

27-Aug-72

Army

27

15-Sep-72

Army

28

18-Sep-72

Army

29

26-Sep-72

Army

30

28-Oct-72

Army

31

28-Nov-72

Army

32

20-Dec-72

UDR

33

24-Dec-72

Army

34

14-Jan-73

RUC

35

14-Jan-73

RUC

36

3-Mar-73

UDR

37

11-Apr-73

Army

38

27-Apr-73

Army

39

28-Apr-73

Army

40

2-May-73

Army

41

21-Jun-73

Army

42

3-Oct-73

Army

43

25-Nov-73

Army

44

25-Nov-73

Army

45

21-Jan-74

Army

46

30-Jan-74

RUCR P/T

47

17-Mar-74

Army

48

14-Apr-74

Army

49

23-Oct-74

Army

50

10-May-75

RUC

51

10-Oct-75

Army

52

25-Nov-75

UDR P/T

53

18-Dec-75

Army

54

18-Dec-75

Army

55

17-Jan-76

Army

56

2-Jun-76

RUCR P/T

57

3-Jul-76

Army

58

21-Jul-76

Army

59

7-Nov-76

UDR

60

18-Nov-76

UDR P/T

61

11-Dec-76

Army

62

27-Jan-77

RUC

63

23-Feb-77

UDR P/T

64

6-Apr-77

UDR P/T

65

15-Apr-77

Army

66

28-Feb-78

RUC

67

16-Jun-78

RUCR P/T

68

11-Aug-78

Army

69

14-Feb-79

Army

70

20-May-79

RUCR P/T

71

19-Jul-80

Army

72

11-Nov-80

Army

73

20-Jan-81

Army

74

10-Feb-81

UDR P/T

75

28-Mar-82

RUC

76

1-Apr-82

Army

77

1-Apr-82

Army

78

27-Apr-82

UDR P/T

79

4-May-82

RUC

80

24-May-82

Army

81

11-Jun-82

RUC

82

5-Oct-82

RUCR P/T

83

18-Jan-83

RUCR P/T

84

15-Oct-83

Army

85

28-Oct-83

RUC

86

23-Apr-84

Army

87

22-Sep-85

Army

88

18-Nov-85

UDR

89

23-Mar-87

RUC

90

23-Mar-87

RUC

91

23-Apr-87

RUC

92

21-Mar-88

RUC

93

22-Feb-89

Army

94

8-Mar-89

Army

95

8-Mar-89

Army

96

24-Oct-90

Army

97

24-Oct-90

Army

98

24-Oct-90

Army

99

24-Oct-90

Army

100

24-Oct-90

Army

101

23-Jan-93

RUC

102

20-Apr-94

RUC

Source: Central Statistics Unit, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Lisnasharragh.

Footnotes

1. Figures are based on the following station areas (Strand Road, Waterside, Shantallow and Rosemount) in order to represent the city of Londonderry (Cityside and Waterside) as opposed to the wider Police Division or the later Police District area.

2. Ex members of the security forces are excluded (eg Ex RUC/RUCR/Army/UDR/RIR).

3. Members of the Prison Service are not deemed to be members of the Security Forces and are excluded.

4. Civilian support staff for the RUC/PSNI or Army/UDR/RIR are also excluded.

5. Figures relate to murders and not deaths. Other members of the security forces may have been killed in this period but may not have involved murders (eg accidental gun discharges).

6. Figures relate only to murders of security forces related to the security situation. There could be murders of security force personnel that were not deemed security related (eg domestic murders).

7. Includes murders of the security forces while they were either on duty or off duty.

8. Includes members of the RUC/RUCR/PSNI/Army and UDR/RIR (part time and full time).