Murder and manslaughter rates revealed by police for every area of Yorkshire

New police figures have been released today which show the number of homicides which have been committed in every part of Yorkshire.

The data, released by police forces across the country, show West Yorkshire has the highest homicide rate in Yorkshire, and was joint 5th in England and Wales overall in the 12 months leading up to the end of March 2018.

-> The dramatic moment police take down burglary suspect after chase through LeedsThe West Yorkshire Police force covers areas including Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Halifax.

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In North Yorkshire there were six homicides, while 10 homicides were recorded in South Yorkshire and 16 in Humberside.

Murder and manslaughter rates for Yorkshire revealed

Top 5 areas in the UK for homicide (murder/manslaughter) rates:

1. Metropolitan Police (London): 157

2. Greater Manchester: 88

3. West Midlands: 41

4. Sussex: 30

=5. West Yorkshire: 28

=5. Merseyside: 28

-> 15-year-old boy stabbed in suspected arranged fight in LeedsThe number in each area of Yorkshire;

North Yorkshire: 6

South Yorkshire: 10

Humberside: 16

West Yorkshire: 28

Here are the number of homicides recorded by each police force in England and Wales in the 12 months ending March 2018.

The forces are listed alphabetically.

Avon and Somerset 13

Bedfordshire 4

Cambridgeshire 7

Cheshire 5

Cleveland 3

Cumbria 3

Derbyshire 9

Devon and Cornwall 15

Dorset 3

Durham 3

Dyfed-Powys 4

Essex 24

Gloucestershire 3

Greater Manchester 88 (includes 22 homicide victims of the Manchester Arena bombing)

Gwent 7

Hampshire 19

Hertfordshire 9

Humberside 16

Kent 14

Lancashire 14

Leicestershire 16

Lincolnshire 7

Merseyside 28

Metropolitan Police 157 (includes 13 homicide victims of the London Bridge/Borough Market and Westminster attacks)

Norfolk 6

North Wales 22

North Yorkshire 6

Northamptonshire 5

Northumbria 15

Nottinghamshire 15

South Wales 12

South Yorkshire 10

Staffordshire 11

Suffolk 2

Surrey 6

Sussex 30

Thames Valley 18

Warwickshire 11

West Mercia 18

West Midlands 41

West Yorkshire 28

Wiltshire 2

(Total for England and Wales: 736)