List of Homicide Victims in London in 2019

Total: 27 (last updated 18/3/19) Note: This is not an official record and may differ from any lists compiled by police etc. Some cases (e.g. suspicious/unexplained deaths) will be listed separately until they are confirmed as homicides. Charlotte Huggins, 33, was stabbed to death in Camberwell on 1 January. Her partner Michael Rolle was charged […]

Cuts to the ‘Murder Squad’

The Metropolitan Police unit responsible for investigating murders* in London was cut by nearly 40 per cent between 2004 and 2017 (see table below). Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request show the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC) reduced in total strength almost every year over that period. The sharpest fall was from […]

Unsolved Murders in London 2016

Seventeen murders in London in 2016 remain unsolved*. Can you help? Lewis Elwin, 20, was stabbed to death in Tooting on 18 April 2016. Romeo Nkansah, 37, was stabbed to death on a night out in Camden on 29 May 2016. Matthew Kitandwe, 18, was stabbed to death outside his home in Battersea on 21 June […]

Police refuse to release list of murder victims

The Metropolitan Police is now refusing to release full lists of murder victims under the Freedom of Information Act – making it more difficult to check their figures. Previously requests along these lines have been successful, such as the data featured in the Guardian article ‘Five years of London murders listed‘ and on our blog The Met’s Five […]

Unsolved Homicides 2013

Nine London homicide cases (murder or manslaughter) from 2013 remain unsolved. Can you help? Nobody has been charged in respect of the following victims (click to read more about each specific case): Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, was shot dead in Clapton, east London, on 16 February 2013. Champion Ganda, 17, was stabbed to death in Forest […]

Homicide in England and Wales 1898 to 2012

The latest crime figures for England and Wales confirm the drop in the murder rate is continuing. In the financial year 2011/12 there were 550 homicides initially recorded by police, compared to 638 in 2010/11. (Homicide being murder, manslaughter and infanticide) Now put that into context with a look at the last 50 years, which […]