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 […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2011

These five murder cases in London from the year 2011 remain unsolved. Can you help? Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Samuel Guidera, a 24-year-old university student, was stabbed to death in a suspected robbery in Sydenham, southeast London, on 12 February 2011. He had spent the afternoon watching football with friends before getting the […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2010

These ten cases of homicide (murder and manslaughter) in London in 2010 remain unsolved. Can you help? Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Sukhwinder Singh, a 31-year-old builder, was stabbed in the heart after trying to stop robbers stealing a woman’s handbag. On 8 January 2010 he chased two muggers who attacked a 28 year-old […]

‘One Punch Manslaughters’

It seems like a rare event, a freak occurrence – an innocent person is hit with a single punch and falls back on to the pavement, striking their head hard on the ground. Tragically they suffer a fractured skull and brain damage and die within a few days despite advanced medical treatment. That is exactly […]