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Offenders: Ethnic Groups

Home Office written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the ethnicity of each offender and their victim in murder cases in each of the last three years in cases where the ethnicity of the perpetrator and the victim was recorded as being different.

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

The Home Office Homicide Index holds information on the ethnicity of both victims and suspects for homicide offences recorded by the police in England and Wales.

The information requested for the latest available three years (2014/15 to 2016/17) is given in the table.

Number of homicides recorded by the police in England and Wales, by ethnicity of victim and principal suspect where a suspect has been convicted of homicide, committed suicide or died for year ending March 2015

Suspect ethnicity self-defined

Victim ethnicity (visual)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Chinese or other ethnic group

Mixed

White

Not recorded/not known

Grand Total

Numbers

Asian (Indian sub-continent)

15

1

1

1

6

2

26

Black

1

27

2

6

5

4

45

Other

1

2

1

1

7

0

12

White

6

20

4

5

231

15

281

Not known/not recorded

0

1

0

0

5

1

7

Total

23

51

8

13

254

22

371

Source: Homicide Index, Home Office

1. As at 16 November 2017; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

Number of homicides recorded by the police in England and Wales, by ethnicity of victim and principal suspect where a suspect has been convicted of homicide, committed suicide or died for year ending March 2016

Suspect ethnicity self-defined

Victim ethnicity (visual)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Mixed

White

Not recorded/not known

Grand Total

Numbers

Asian (Indian sub-continent)

15

3

1

2

1

22

Black

1

25

5

9

2

42

Other

1

2

1

6

0

10

White

4

17

7

197

13

238

Not known/not recorded

0

0

0

6

5

11

Total

21

47

14

220

21

323

Source: Homicide Index, Home Office

1. As at 16 November 2017; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

Number of homicides recorded by the police in England and Wales, by ethnicity of victim and principal suspect where a suspect has been convicted of homicide, committed suicide or died for year ending March 2017

Suspect ethnicity self-defined

Victim ethnicity (visual)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Chinese or other ethnic group

Mixed

White

Not recorded/not known

Grand Total

Numbers

Asian (Indian sub-continent)

10

3

0

0

4

1

18

Black

4

16

0

2

1

1

24

Other

0

1

0

0

2

0

3

White

4

2

1

8

141

5

161

Not known/not recorded

0

0

0

0

6

1

7

Total

18

22

1

10

154

8

213

Source: Homicide Index, Home Office

1. As at 16 November 2017; 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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