HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c165W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give the latest figures of murders since the last date of publication; and how these figures compare with the preceding five-yearly period.

Mr. Carlisle

The latest corrected figure for murders known to the police in England and Wales in 1970 is 137. The figures for the preceding five years are: 1965, 135; 1966, 122; 1967, 154; 1968, 148; 1969, 119.