Domestic Abuse: Homicide

Home Office written question – answered on 13th April 2021.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people killed in a domestic homicide were over 50 years of age in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Information on domestic homicides is held in the Home Office Homicide Index. The latest available data shows that in 2019/20, there were 54 victims of domestic homicide where the victim was aged over 50, accounting for 47% of all domestic homicides. The figures for 2018/19 were 46 victims and 34%.

This information is correct as at 15 December 2020; 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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