§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can now give the figures for the number of people who were convicted for murder, manslaughter and attempted murder respectively in 1973 and what were the comparable figures five and ten years previously.
§ Mr. Alexander Lyon
The following is the information:
PERSONS FOUND GUILTY IN ENGLAND AND WALES OF OFFENCES OF MURDER, MANSLAUGHTER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER Year of proceedings* Murder Manslaughter Attempted murder 1963 46 118 28 1968 74 162 46 1973 90 233 46 * The year in which the proceedings took place is not necessarily the year in which the offence was recorded as known to the police.