Domestic Violence: Liverpool City Region

Home Office written question – answered at on 18 July 2016.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women were killed by their current or former partner in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) the Liverpool City Region in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Home Office Homicide Index contains information on partner / ex-partner homicides at the police force area level. Information on the number of women aged 16 or over killed by a partner or ex-partner in Merseyside for each of the last five years is given in the table.

Table 1: Number of homicides recorded by Merseyside police where a woman aged 16 or over was killed by a partner or ex-partner, 2010/11 to 2014/15 1,2.3







Number of victims

Partner or ex-partner4






1. Source: Homicide Index, Home Office

2. Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics

3. As at 13 November 2015; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

4. Partner / ex-partner homicides include the following relationships: spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend/girlfriend, ex-spouse/ex-cohabiting partner/ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, adulterous relationship, lover’s spouse or emotional rival.

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