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Institute of Criminology


New research conducted by Sumit Kumar, Professor Lawrence Sherman and Dr Heather Strang, which was recently published in the article, 'Racial Disparities in Homicide Victimisation Rates: How to Improve Transparency by the Office of National Statistics in England and Wales', in the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing (2020) has concluded that:

  • certain ethnicities have a higher risk of being a victim of homicide;
  • changing the way that the Office of National Statistics report these statistics could provide more useful information, which could in turn empower police to target racial disparities in a more precise way.

Their research findings are discussed further in this report on the University of Cambridge Research page:

Ethic minorities at much higher risk of homicide in England and Wales