Female Murders

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd May 2006.

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Photo of David Amess David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were killed by a current or former male partner in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The latest available information on homicide is published in Home Office Statistical Bulletin number 02–06, 'Violent Crime Overview, Homicide and Gun Crime 2004/2005'. Table 2.05 provides data on victims killed by their partner/ex-partner by victim gender.

The specific information data can be extracted from the Homicide Index and are given in the following table.

Homicides currently recorded In England and Wales where principal suspect is male partner or ex-partner of female victim, 1995 to 2004–05
Number of victims
1995 93
1996 94
1997 98
1997–98 99
1998–99 76
1999–2000 88
2000–01 99
2001–02 115
2002–03 105
2003–04 93
2004–05 101


As at 28 November 2005; figures are revised as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

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