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.
England and Wales
|Unit of measurement||
Rate per 100,000 population
Homicide figures have been compiled from the Homicide Index recorded by the Home Office, which contains detailed record-level information about each homicide recorded by police in England and Wales. The Homicide Index data are based on the year when the offence was recorded as a crime, not when the offence took place or when the case was heard in court. While in the vast majority of cases the offence will be recorded in the same year as it took place, this is not always the case. Caution is therefore needed when looking at longer-term homicide trends.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
The Homicide Index is continually updated with revised information from the police as investigations continue and as cases are heard by the courts. For further information, see the user guide for the Homicide Index. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2021-02-18: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-02-18: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|