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NCJ Number: 237680 Find in a Library
Title: Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2010/11: Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2010/11
Author(s): Sarah Osborne; Ivy Lau; Andrew Britton
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research & Statistics Dept
Dissemination Unit
United Kingdom
Editor(s): Kevin Smith
Date Published: January 2012
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, CR9 3RR, England
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-84987-623-0
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Book (Softbound); Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Police statistics for England and Wales for 2010/11 are reported for homicides and offenses involving the use of firearms, as well as data from a self-report survey of respondents between the ages of 16 and 59 regarding their experiences of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
Abstract: This report is the second in a series of supplementary volumes that accompany the main annual Home Office Statistical Bulletin, “Crime in England and Wales 2010/11." The supplementary volumes report on additional analysis not included in the main annual publication. The data on homicide include the method of killing, the relationship between the victim and suspect, age and gender, the demographic characteristics of victims and suspects, as well as case outcomes. A total of 636 deaths were recorded as homicides in England and Wales between April 2010 and March 2011, an increase of 28 homicides compared with the 608 recorded in 2009/10 (a 5-percent increase). The most common method of killing continues to be by sharp instrument; there were 60 shooting homicide victims, an increase of 19 offenses compared with the 41 in 2009/10. Female victims were more likely than male victims to be killed by someone they knew. A statistical interpretation of homicide trends is provided. The chapter on recorded offenses that involved the use of firearms provides further analysis of the provisional data published in the annual bulletin. Analyses address the type of firearms used in the offenses, how the firearms were used, the type of crime in which firearms were used, and the injuries sustained by the victims. The geographical distribution of firearms offenses is reported, and data indicate victims’ ages, and the use of any stolen firearms. The survey report on intimate violence addresses its prevalence and the characteristics of partner abuse. Extensive tables and figures and a bibliography
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Domestic assault; England; Firearm-crime relationships; Foreign crime statistics; Gun Violence; Homicide; Homicide trends; Offense statistics; Stalking; Violent crime statistics; Wales
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