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The tragic faces of the North East's murder and manslaughter victims


These are just some of the tragic faces of the North East’s rising toll of victims of murder and manslaughter.

New figures have revealed 23 people became the victims of murder, manslaughter or infanticide in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham last year - up from 20 last year.

The data for the 2016/2017 financial year reveals 17 lives were taken in the Northumbria Police area, and six within Durham Constabulary’s jurisdiction.

And Northumbria now has 11.8 killings per million people while Durham has 9.6, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

The North East was slightly safer for homicides than the England and Wales average, which was 12.1 per million.

The highest rate was in South Yorkshire, whose figure was skewed by the addition of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster whose deaths were recorded as local following the conclusion of the inquests in April 2016.

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