Homicide: Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22 May 2018.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many offenders with previous convictions for homicide were convicted of homicide in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, and (4) 2017.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The table below provides the number of offenders who were convicted of a further offence of homicide* between 2014 and 2017 and who were subject to probation supervision for a previous homicide conviction at the time.


Total number of people convicted of homicide offences at both index offence and SFO

(1) 2014


(2) 2015


(3) 2016


(4) 2017


Serious further offences by supervised offenders are rare, but each one is taken extremely seriously and investigated fully to identify any necessary actions when managing other cases.

Data is not available on offenders with a previous conviction for homicide who have completed their sentence and associated supervision by probation and then go on to commit a further homicide.

*Answer interprets homicide to include offences of murder, manslaughter, death by dangerous driving and death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs

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