§ Brigadier Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the murders and armed robberies that took place in December, 1964, compare with the figures for these crimes in December, 1963.
§ Miss Bacon
The number of cases initially recorded as murders known to the police in December, 1964, was 23; this figure includes cases which have been, or may be, found not to be murder. The corresponding figure for December, 1963, was 18.
The number of offences under Section 23(1) of the Larceny Act, 1916, recorded as known to the police in December, 1963, was 213. These offences cover robbery with personal violence, and robbery or assault with intent to rob while armed or 28W in company with others; the statistics do not give separate figures for armed robbery. The corresponding figure for December, 1964, is not yet available.