Domestic Violence: Homicide

Home Office written question – answered on 5th September 2017.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women murdered in each year since 2010 had made contact with the police about abuse.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office Homicide Index contains information on homicides by gender.

Information on the number of women who were victims of homicide is published in the Office for National Statistics publication Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences: Year ending March 2016, available here:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2016

The Government has put Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory basis and rolled out the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme so that the police may disclose information about previous violent offending by a current or former partner in order to safeguard victims.

The Government has announced it will bring forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill that will transform the state’s response to domestic abuse.

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