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Crime: Northern Ireland

Volume 703: debated on Monday 14 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many foreign nationals (except nationals of the Republic of Ireland) in each of the past five years have been (a) charged with, and (b) convicted of, murder or manslaughter in Northern Ireland; and which countries they are from. [HL4595]

The following table gives the number of foreign nationals charged with murder or manslaughter and their former country of residence for the financial years 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Data relating to the number of foreign nationals convicted are only available for 2006. During this period there were no foreign nationals convicted of murder and one Chinese foreign national who was convicted of manslaughter.

Number of foreign nationals charged with murder and manslaughter and former country of residence 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Murder

Manslaughter

Former country of residence

2003-04

0

0

-

2004-05

0

1

China

2005-06

1

0

Lithuania

2006-07

3

0

Ukraine

Portugal

Nigeria

2007-08

5

0

Lithuania

Source: PSNI Central Statistics Unit