Publication - Statistics

Homicide in Scotland, 2011-12

Published: 6 Nov 2012
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781782562122

Statistical bulletin on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2011-12

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37 page PDF

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Contents
Homicide in Scotland, 2011-12
Table 7: Victims of homicide1 by gender and main method of killing2, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

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Table 7: Victims of homicide1 by gender and main method of killing2, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number

Gender of victim and main method of killing 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
All victims 125 109 137 95 120 115 99 82 101 90
Shooting 3 2 8 8 8 4 2 2 2 5
Sharp instrument 60 55 72 34 54 55 57 35 61 47
Blunt instrument 15 5 8 4 15 8 8 10 8 5
Hitting and kicking 18 22 14 25 16 15 10 10 14 13
Strangulation/asphyxiation 7 5 10 4 3 6 5 7 2 1
Drowning - - 1 - 1 2 1 - 2 1
Fire - 3 1 3 3 1 3 4 - 4
Poisoning 4 8 12 9 13 12 8 3 1 1
Other or unknown 18 9 11 8 7 12 5 11 11 13
Male victims 105 94 110 82 100 91 71 55 80 71
Shooting 3 1 8 7 8 4 2 1 2 4
Sharp instrument 55 51 61 31 46 49 49 27 48 38
Blunt instrument 12 5 7 4 11 5 4 7 7 4
Hitting and kicking 15 22 11 23 15 12 5 8 12 11
Strangulation/asphyxiation 4 3 5 3 1 2 1 - 2 1
Drowning - - 1 - 1 1 - - 1 1
Fire - 2 1 3 2 1 1 3 - 3
Poisoning 4 7 9 8 11 10 6 2 - 1
Other or unknown 12 3 7 3 5 7 3 7 8 8
Female victims 20 15 27 13 20 24 28 27 21 19
Shooting - 1 - 1 - - - 1 - 1
Sharp instrument 5 4 11 3 8 6 8 8 13 9
Blunt instrument 3 - 1 - 4 3 4 3 1 1
Hitting and kicking 3 - 3 2 1 3 5 2 2 2
Strangulation/asphyxiation 3 2 5 1 2 4 4 7 - -
Drowning - - - - - 1 1 - 1 -
Fire - 1 - - 1 - 2 1 - 1
Poisoning - 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 -
Other or unknown 6 6 4 5 2 5 2 4 3 5

Notes:

1. Figures correct as at 6 November 2012.

2. For further information on the main method of killing please see Note 4.9.


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