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Domestic Abuse: Homicide

Question for Home Office

UIN 174855, tabled on 24 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people killed in a domestic homicide were over 50 years of age in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

Answered on

13 April 2021

Information on domestic homicides is held in the Home Office Homicide Index. The latest available data shows that in 2019/20, there were 54 victims of domestic homicide where the victim was aged over 50, accounting for 47% of all domestic homicides. The figures for 2018/19 were 46 victims and 34%.

This information is correct as at 15 December 2020; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

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