HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 cc2301-2W

asked the Home Secretary (1) whether he will state, for the last 10 years for which statistics are available, the number of persons who have been convicted of murder and executed, the number so convicted and not executed, and the number convicted of attempted murder, respectively; how many in each class had not been previously convicted of felony or misdemeanour; how many had been once so previously convicted; and how many had been twice or oftener so previously convicted;

(2) how many murders were known to the police during each of the years 1906 to 1923 in England and Wales; how many persons were charged in connection with those murders; how many persons were convicted of murder and how many were actually executed; and the number of instances in which the murderer is known to have committed suicide after committing the crime?


I will let the hon. Member have such figures on the subject as can be extracted from the statistics published for the years in question.