Violent Crime - Homicide

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, December 4, 2014


In 2013-14, there were 60 cases of homicide involving 61 victims. This represents a decrease of 2 victims from 2012-13. There were 88 persons accused of homicide in Scotland in 2013-14.

Over the last 10 years, the most common method of killing has consistently been with a sharp instrument. In 2013-14, of all the people accused of homicide over half (52%) were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, while 30% had an unknown alcohol/drug status.

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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection

Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2013-14