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|Violent crimes( 1) recorded by the Metropolitan police for each crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP), 2002-03 to 2005-06|
|(1) The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been victims of violent death since 1 January 2006; and how many victims of violent death there were between 1 January and 10 July in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information on the number of violent deaths in England and Wales is not collected centrally. Available data relate to offences classed as homicide. The number of offences currently considered as homicide, recorded by police between 1 January and 10 July in each of the years 1996 to 2004-05, are given in the following table. Data for the periods April to July 2005 and January to July 2006 relate to financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07, full analyses of which will be published in January 2007 and 2008 respectively.
|Offences currently recorded as homicide( 1,2) , England and Wales|
|Year( 3,4)||Number of offences|
|(1) As at 28 November 2005; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available. (2) Does not include death by careless/dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking. (3) Calendar years data relate to offences recorded by police between 1 January and 10 July; other years data relate to 1 April to 10 July and 1 January to 31 March within the specified financial year. (4) This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.|
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of offences of intimidation or harming of witnesses in each year since 2003; and how many of those received a custodial sentence in each year. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on the number of people convicted of offences of intimidation or harming of witnesses; and how many of those in each year received a custodial sentence in England and Wales, 2003 to 2004, can be seen in the following table. Court proceedings statistics for 2005 will be available in the autumn of 2006.
|Number of people convicted at all courts for offences relating to intimidation or harming of witness in England and Wales( 1, 2) 2003 to 2004|
|Statute||Offence Description||Guilty||Total sentenced( 3)||Of which immediate custody||Guilty||Total sentenced( 3)||Of which immediate custody|
|(1 )These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts, and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. (3 )The sentenced figure can exceed those found guilty, as it may be that the sentencing took place in the Crown court the year after a person was found guilty at the magistrates court. Source: Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
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