§ Ms. Richardson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were victims of(a) sexual assault, (b) domestic violence and (c) murder from 1979 to the latest date where figures are available; and what proportion were ethnic minority women.
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 9 November 1992]: The regular annual statistics of notifiable offences recorded by the police are not routinely broken down by gender or ethnic grouping of victims, or by relationship of victim to offender. The annual publications "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales" contain figures for 1979 to 1990 for rape, indecent assault on a female, and unlawful intercourse with a female—chapter 2—and for homicide with a female victim—chapter 4. Corresponding figures for sexual offences in 1991 are published in Home Office "Statistical Bulletin" 14/92. Copies of these publications are available in the Library.