Rate of offences currently recorded as homicide per 100,000 population

This indicator contains some alternative data to those specified by the United Nations (UN). This indicator is the most suitable match currently available.

PLEASE NOTE: In England and Wales, homicides include any death of a person at the hands of another. This includes murder, manslaughter and infanticide cases. The classification system does not make any judgement about intent with regards to homicide.


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Headline data

Source: Home Office - Homicide Index

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Rate per 100,000 population


1. The period April to March is being used to report annual data.

2. Data for year ending March 2015 and March 2019 each include 1 victim with unknown gender.

3. Data for year ending March 2016 includes 1 victim with unknown gender and sex.

4. Data for year ending March 2020 includes 1 victim with unknown gender and 1 victim with unknown age.

5. Data for year ending March 2017 include 96 victims of Hillsborough and four victims of the Westminster Bridge attack. Data for year ending March 2018 incude 31 victims of the terrorist attacks that involved multiple victims, including the Manchester Arena bombing, the London Bridge attack and 11 victims of the Shoreham air crash. Data for year ending March 2020 include 39 human traffic victims who were found dead in a lorry in Essex.

6. Rates where the number of homicides are fewer than five are supressed, and are therefore unreported.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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