Homicide rate in England and Wales 2002-2018

There were 12.4 homicides for every million people in England and Wales in 2017/18, a ten-year high for the homicide rate. During this period the year with the highest homicide rate was 2002/03, when the homicide rate stood at 17.9, although this year did include the 173 victims of Dr. Harold Shipman.

Homicide rate in England and Wales from 2002/03 to 2017/18

Homicide rate per million people
2002/0317.9
2003/0414.7
2004/0514.7
2005/0613.2
2006/0713.2
2007/0813.4
2008/0911.7
2009/1010.8
2010/1111.4
2011/129.4
2012/139.6
2013/149.1
2014/158.9
2015/169.8
2016/1712.1
2017/1812.4
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2018

Age group

Supplementary notes

2002/03 includes 173 victims of Dr Harold Shipman.
2003/04 includes 20 cockle pickers who drowned in Morecambe Bay.
2005/06 includes 52 victims of the 7 July London bombings.
2010/11 includes 12 victims of Derrick Bird.
2016/17 includes 96 victims of Hillsborough and four victims of the Westminster Bridge attack.
2017/18 incudes 31 victims of the terrorist attacks that involved multiple victims, including the Manchester Arena bombing, and the London Bridge attack.

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