Terrorist and Criminal Violence

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of David Burnside David Burnside UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the level of terrorist and criminal violence in Northern Ireland over the last three months.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Terrorist violence over the last three months has remained at a significant level. The table gives a breakdown of that violence from 1 July 2001 to 26 October 2001. Statistics for criminal violence over the last three months are not readily available.

2001
July August September October(4) Total
Number of deaths 2 0 1 0 3
Number of shooting incidents 39 24 42 21 126
Number of bombing incidents 56 40 54 29 179
Paramilitary style attacks
Casualties as a result of shootings 13 21 19 9 62
Casualties as a result of assaults 14 4 8 7 33

(4) To 26 October

Note:

Statistics relating to 2001–02 financial year are provisional and may be subject to minor amendment.

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