Publication - Statistics

Homicide in Scotland, 2002

Published: 26 Nov 2003
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
0755924215

Statistics on homicide in Scotland, 2002

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Homicide in Scotland, 2002
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Statistical Bulletin Criminal Justice Series CrJ/2003/9 HOMICIDE IN SCOTLAND, 2002

Victims of homicide (1), by sex of victim and main (2) method of killing, 1993-2002 Table 10

Sex of victim and main (2) method of killing

Year recorded

1993

1994

1995

1996 (3)

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

All victims

116

111

133

134

90

96

119

105

116

127

Shooting

9

9

11

26

6

9

5

2

6

3

Sharp instrument

44

58

58

58

35

42

66

43

49

68

Blunt instrument

18

12

11

13

10

11

12

10

10

11

Hitting and kicking

28

14

26

18

16

14

16

17

16

18

Strangulation/asphyxiation

{4

7

13

5

8

6

10}

12

12

3

Drowning

3

-

-

Fire

4

2

3

5

4

6

-

-

6

-

Poisoning

{9

9

11

9

11

8

10}

2

7

3

Other or unknown

16

10

21

Male

85

90

104

97

72

75

98

74

84

106

Shooting

9

8

9

13

6

7

4

2

6

3

Sharp instrument

38

53

50

48

29

40

61

34

42

61

Blunt instrument

11

8

8

9

8

5

11

7

7

9

Hitting and kicking

18

10

19

17

14

12

13

15

15

14

Strangulation/asphyxiation

{2

2

6

2

4

2

3}

4

3

2

Drowning

2

-

-

Fire

3

1

2

2

3

5

-

-

2

-

Poisoning

{4

8

10

6

8

4

6}

1

4

3

Other or unknown

9

5

14

Female

31

21

29

37

18

21

21

31

31

21

Shooting

-

1

2

13

-

2

1

-

-

-

Sharp instrument

6

5

8

10

6

2

5

9

7

7

Blunt instrument

7

4

3

4

2

6

1

3

3

2

Hitting and kicking

10

4

7

1

2

2

3

2

1

4

Strangulation/asphyxiation

{2

5

7

3

4

4

7}

8

9

1

Drowning

1

-

-

Fire

1

1

1

3

1

1

-

-

4

-

Poisoning

{5

1

1

3

3

4

4}

1

3

-

Other or unknown

7

4

7

1. Currently (as at 30 October 2003) recorded as homicide.
2. See Annex note 10.9 for definition of 'main method of killing'.
3. Includes 17 victims (5 male and 12 female) of the Dunblane incident.