Number of homicides offences in the United Kingdom 2002-2019

There were 787 homicides recorded in the United Kingdom in 2018/19, the fewest number of homicides recoded since 2015/16, but also the third highest amount of homicides in a reporting year since 2007/08 when there were 920. Compared with 2002/03, there were 428 fewer homicides in the United Kingdom in the most recent reporting year.

Number of homicides offences recorded in the United Kingdom from 2002/03 to 2018/19

Number of homicide offences
2002/031,215
2003/041,045
2004/051,043
2005/06887
2006/07901
2007/08920
2008/09787
2009/10722
2010/11765
2011/12668
2012/13641
2013/14615
2014/15626
2015/16657
2016/17800
2017/18814
2018/19787
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2019

Age group

Supplementary notes

Crime reports for the following countries include the country-specific crime figures, which were used to calculate the crime rate for the entire UK.

England & Wales (Office for National Statistics)
Scotland (Scottish Government)
Northern Ireland (NISRA)

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