Review of 2014

The Metropolitan Police official homicide list gives a total of 92 homicides for 2014. This figure, which includes murders, manslaughters, corporate manslaughters and infanticides, is a 15 per cent decrease on the previous year, 2013, with 109. We have added 85 cases to the website for 2014 and are awaiting further updates on several others which have […]

Homicides ‘to fall below 100’

The BBC reported recently that the yearly number of homicides* in London is expected to fall below 100 for the first time since the 1960s. According to the Metropolitan Police, by 22 December there had been 93 victims of homicide in 2014. (UPDATE: The final figure for the year was 95). From our own figures we […]

The Fall in Violent Crime and Murder

The release of the ‘UK Peace Index‘ (pdf link) has again highlighted the decline in violent crime (including murder) since 2003. “This is the fastest decline in violence of any country in Europe,” the report concludes. It notes that the homicide rate (murder, manslaughter and infanticide) has halved over the last ten years to 1 […]