Murder rate falls for fifth successive year, but concern over ‘hidden’ family violence – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, statistics by sally

“The number of children murdered by their parents has risen by about one-third in the past year, from 24 to 33 victims, according to the latest Home Office homicide figures published yesterday. The figures reveal that this ‘hidden’ crime of parental child murder overshadows the highly publicised murders in which five under-16s were shot dead and a further four children were stabbed to death.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2008