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Murder / Attempted Murder (145A/24)


For the offences of MURDER and ATTEMPTED Murder, please state over each of the last five years, in the year to September, the following:

The number AND % of reported MURDERS and ATTEMPTED MURDERS which resulted in:

– Charged/Summonses

– Taken into consideration

Out-of-court (formal)

– Caution – youths.

– Caution – adults

– Penalty notices for disorder

– Out of court (informal)

– Cannabis/Khat warning

– Community resolution

Prosecution prevented or not in the public interest

– Offender died

– Not in public interest (CPS)

– Not in public interest (police)

– Prosecution prevented – suspect under age

– Prosecution prevent – suspect too ill

– Prosecution time limit expired

Evidential difficulties (suspect identified; victim supports action)

Evidential difficulties (victim does not support action)

Evidential difficulties: suspect not identified; victim does not support further action.

Evidential difficulties: Suspect identified; victim does not support further action

Investigation complete – no suspect identified

Action undertaken by another body/agency

Further investigation to support formal action not in the public interest.

Diversionary, educational or intervention activity, resulting from the crime report, has been undertaken and it is not in the public interest to take any further action.

Total offences assigned an outcome

Offences not assigned an outcome

Total offences.


I mean from October to September, as per the Home Office and ONS quarterly releases, please.


Please find attached our response for all of the data we hold for the offences requested with their respective outcomes. In relation to the list of outcomes mentioned in your request, where these outcomes are not mentioned in the results there were none used for these offences.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.