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Homicide: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6732, tabled on 7 March 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British nationals (1) were murdered abroad, and (2) died as a result of terrorism abroad, in each year since 2010.

Answered on

21 March 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not hold information on the total number of UK nationals who are victims of murder and manslaughter overseas, because we can only capture information about those cases of which we are notified. However, we have provided assistance in the following number of cases, recorded as murder or manslaughter, from 2010 to 2016:

2010 (68), 2011 (78), 2012 (53), 2013 (78), 2014 (84), 2015 (88).

The number of British nationals killed as a result of terrorism are not captured separately and are included in the figures above. In January 2015, the FCO established a new dedicated team to lead on murder and manslaughter cases.