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Homicide

Home Department written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women have been victims of domestic homicide in each police force area in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department

The information requested is given in the table.

The available information relates to crimes recorded on the Homicide Index in England and Wales from 2007-08 to 2011-12.

Table 1: Female victims of domestic homicide(1) recorded by the police, by police force area, 2007-08 to 2011-12
Police force area 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Avon and Somerset 2 1 1 4
Bedfordshire 3 2 1 3
Cambridgeshire 1
Cheshire 2 1 2
City of London 1 1 2 3 1
Cleveland 2 3
Cumbria 1 3 2
Derbyshire 1 1 1 3
Devon and Cornwall 3 1 3 4 3
Dorset 1 1 2 1 1
Durham 1 1 2 2 3
Dyfed-Powys 1 1
Essex 1 1 3
Gloucestershire 2 1
Greater Manchester 4 11 4 4 4
Gwent 2 2 1
Hampshire 5 3 4 3 1
Hertfordshire 1 2 2 1
Humberside 3 2 2
Kent 3 4 3 2
Lancashire 3 3 5 5 2
Leicestershire 2 5 2 1
Lincolnshire 1 1 1 1 1
Merseyside 2 4 1 6
Metropolitan Police 9 16 11 15 15
Norfolk 2 2 2
Northamptonshire 1 2 2
Northumbria 1 2 1 2
North Wales 2 1
North Yorkshire 1 3 2 2
Nottinghamshire 4 1 3 3
South Wales 5 2 6 1
South Yorkshire 5 9 4 5 2
Staffordshire 2 1 3 1 1
Suffolk 1 2 2
Surrey 2 2 2 1 1
Sussex 4 2 1 5 1
Thames Valley 1 5 2 5 5
Warwickshire 1 1 1
West Mercia 1 3 1 1
West Midlands 2 6 2 7 7
West Yorkshire 8 3 2 4 6
Wiltshire 1 1
England and Wales 80 101 96 95 88
(1) Homicides where the victim's relationship to principal suspect is ‘spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend/girlfriend, ex-spouse/ex-cohabiting partner/ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, adulterous relationship, lover's spouse or emotional rival’. Note: As at 1 November 2012; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

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