16 May 2013
Freedom of Information Request : NATIONAL ULTIMUS HAERES UNIT – DEATHS REPORTED
Thank you for your e-mail dated 16 April 2013 under the Freedom of Information (
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The number of deaths reported to COPFS as a whole in the period 1st October 2012 to 7 May 2013 is 6054, the vast majority of which related to other functions of COPFS. Of those deaths in that period only 169 were, in consequence of the deceased being apparently intestate and with no known next-of-kin, the subject of a report to NUHU.
With regards to your request that we provide you with contact details of those who reported the deaths, this information is subject to the Data Protection Act. I can, however, inform you that Care Homes, hospitals, police, social work, environmental health, friends of the deceased and solicitors are but a few of the organisations and others that report deaths to NUHU.