Domestic Violence

Home Department written question – answered on 19th July 2006.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths resulting from incidents of domestic violence have occurred in each (a) London borough and (b) constituency in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State, Home Office

The following data from the Metropolitan Police Service (MRS) gives the total number of victims of homicide which were identified as domestic violence related in all London boroughs from 2001-02 to 2005-06. I will write to the hon. Member with the data broken down by London borough when we receive it from MRS. MRS do not collect data at constituency level.

2001-02 35
2002-03 24
2003-04 42
2004-05 34
2005-06 34

MRS have attributed the increase in domestic violence related homicides from 2003-04 to the change in the force's definition of domestic violence to the Association of Chief Police Officer's definition which now includes family members (over 18) as well as partners and ex-partners.

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Posted on 20 Jul 2006 11:49 pm (This annotation has been reported to moderators)

i would very much like to see the figures for the whole country for homicides identified as domestic violence....any is too many!!