Paramilitaries

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

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Photo of Robert Syms Robert Syms Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of violence attributed to (a) republican paramilitaries and (b) loyalist paramilitaries there have been since 1 January.

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

The following table provides a breakdown of security situation statistics from 1 January 2001 to 26 October 2001.

Attribution
Loyalist Republican N/K Total
Number of deaths 10 1 0
Number of shooting incidents 190 82 18 290
Number of bombing incidents 246 34 15 195
Paramilitary style attacks:
Casualties as a result of shootings 99 60 0 159
Casualties as a result of assaults 75 46 0 121

Note:

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

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