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Domestic Violence: Homicide

Home Department written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Labour, Salford and Eccles

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women were killed by a current or former partner in each year since 2006.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The available data are given in the table and are taken from the Home Office Homicide Index and relate to homicides recorded by police forces in England and Wales, including the British Transport Police.

Data for 2010-11 will be available in January 2012.

Partner/ex-partner homicides currently (1) recorded by relationship of victim to principal suspect, 2005-06 to 2009-10 , England and Wales
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Men 22 30 34 31 21
Women 90 91 79 101 95
Total 112 121 113 132 116
1. As at 28 September 2010; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available. Source: Home Office Homicide Index

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