Homicide: Reoffenders

Home Department written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convicted murderers have gone on to murder again following their release in each of the last 10 years.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Number of people convicted of murder in the last 10 years who are known to have a previous conviction for murder(1), England and Wales
Year(2) Number
2001-02 0
2002-03 0
2003-04 0
2004-05 2
2005-06 0
2006-07 1
2007-08 1
2008-09(3) 3
2009-10 1
2010-11(4) 3
2011-12 1
Total (5)12
(1) 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. (2 )Relates to the year that the second offence was recorded, not the year of conviction. (3 )In one case, the first murder was committed in Germany. (4 )In one case, the first murder was committed in Spain. (5 )In addition, four suspects who had previously been convicted of ‘murder’ committed suicide. Source: Homicide Index, Home Office

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