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.
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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection
Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2016-17