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Violent Crime - Homicide

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Homicide in Scotland, 2015-16

In 2015-16, there were 57 cases of homicide involving 57 victims. This represents a decrease of 5 victims from 2014-15. There were 65 persons accused of homicide in Scotland in 2015-16.

In 2015-16, 72% of the victims of homicide were male, and 86% of those accused of homicide were male. The majority of male (51%) and female (75%) victims were killed in a dwelling.

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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection

Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2015-16