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, main motive (2) of the main accused, location of killing and relationship of main accused to victim, 1993-2002 Table 14

Sex and relationship of main accused to victim

Main (2) motive of main accused

All Motives

Rage or fight

Jealousy or revenge / feud

Sexual

Financial

Insanity

Other or unknown

All victims

518

184

31

69

54

272

1128

Male victims (3)

428

161

16

49

26

191

871

Homicide in dwelling

219

56

13

22

14

84

408

Partner (4)

42

4

1

-

1

6

54

Relative

38

5

-

-

10

22

75

Acquaintance

135

43

9

14

3

51

255

Stranger

4

4

3

8

-

5

24

Homicide not in dwelling

205

101

3

27

12

96

444

Partner (4)

4

1

1

-

1

-

7

Relative

11

3

-

-

1

3

18

Acquaintance

126

83

1

10

3

48

271

Stranger

64

14

1

17

7

45

148

Female victims

90

23

15

20

28

81

257

Homicide in dwelling

80

18

10

12

14

55

189

Partner (4)

53

14

1

-

8

22

98

Relative

18

-

-

1

4

9

32

Acquaintance

9

4

5

5

1

16

40

Stranger

-

-

4

6

1

7

18

Homicide not in dwelling

10

5

5

7

14

24

65

Partner (4)

5

5

-

-

-

1

11

Relative

-

-

-

-

1

3

4

Acquaintance

5

-

2

1

1

6

15

Stranger

-

-

3

6

12

14

35

1. Currently (as at 30 October 2003) recorded as homicide.
2. See Annex note 10.9 for the definition of 'main motive'.
3. Includes 8 victims where relationship to main accused are unknown.
4. See Annex note 10.10 for the definition of 'partner'.