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Violent Crime - Homicide

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Homicide in Scotland, 2016-17

In 2016-17, there were 61 cases of homicide involving 64 victims. This represents an increase of 6 victims from 2015-16. There were 77 persons accused of homicide in Scotland in 2016-17.

In 2016-17, 75% of the victims of homicide were male, and 88% of those accused of homicide were male. The majority of male (48%) and female (81%) victims were killed in a dwelling.

Homicide 16-17

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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection

Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2016-17