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Violent Crime - Homicide

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Homicide in Scotland, 2014-15

In 2014-15, there were 59 cases of homicide involving 59 victims. This represents a decrease of 2 victims from 2013-14. There were 77 persons accused of homicide in Scotland in 2014-15.

In 2014-15, 75% of the victims of homicide were male, and 91% of those accused of homicide were male. The majority of male (60%) and female (93%) victims were killed in a dwelling.

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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection

Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2014-15