§ 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.