HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c241W
Kevin Brennan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murder cases were brought to trial in each police force area in England and Wales between 1982 and 2003 which resulted in(a) conviction, (b) acquittal and (c) conviction later overturned on appeal. [152535]

Paul Goggins

The latest figures for England and Wales are given in Home Office Statistical Bulletin number 01/04, "Crime in England and Wales 2002–03: Supplementary Volume 1: Homicide and Gun Crime", a copy of which is available from the House of Commons Library or internet site: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ rds/hosbpubsl.html

Information on appeals is not held centrally.

In England and Wales from January 1982 to March 2003, 13,897 suspects were indicted for homicide. Of these, 10,387 were convicted of homicide and 2,666 were acquitted.