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Homicide in Scotland, 2011-12

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

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Table 8: Relationship1 of main homicide accused2 to victim by gender of victims, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number

Gender of victim and relationship of main accused to victim 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
All victims - solved cases 122 108 135 92 119 112 96 81 100 86
Son or daughter 3 6 1 5 5 5 1 4 4 4
Parent 7 3 6 2 2 2 6 1 7 2
Partner or ex-partner 13 5 14 16 11 22 18 13 16 12
Other relative 6 5 5 3 8 2 4 3 4 2
Acquaintance:
Friend or social acquaintance 43 36 40 20 34 32 33 31 37 33
Business or criminal associate 5 5 5 3 3 4 - 1 - 3
Rival gang member 5 2 6 2 5 2 3 1 2 2
Other known person 19 15 26 20 19 21 16 9 14 14
Stranger:
Victim known to accused 3 3 6 2 - 2 2 1 - -
Victim unknown to accused 13 20 17 18 20 13 11 14 13 8
Unknown 5 8 9 1 12 7 2 3 3 6
Male victims - solved cases 102 93 108 80 99 89 68 54 79 68
Son or daughter 3 3 1 4 2 4 1 - 2 3
Parent 3 1 5 1 1 - 4 1 5 2
Partner or ex-partner 5 1 4 10 5 8 5 3 4 3
Other relative 5 5 5 2 7 2 4 3 4 1
Acquaintance:
Friend or social acquaintance 40 35 34 19 31 30 27 25 33 31
Business or criminal associate 4 4 5 3 3 4 - 1 - 2
Rival gang member 5 2 6 2 5 2 3 1 2 2
Other known person 18 14 25 19 16 20 14 6 13 12
Stranger:
Victim known to accused 3 3 5 2 - 2 2 1 - -
Victim unknown to accused 11 18 13 17 19 11 7 11 13 7
Unknown 5 7 5 1 10 6 1 2 3 5
Female victims - solved cases 20 15 27 12 20 23 28 27 21 18
Son or daughter - 3 - 1 3 1 - 4 2 1
Parent 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 - 2 -
Partner or ex-partner 8 4 10 6 6 14 13 10 12 9
Other relative 1 - - 1 1 - - - - 1
Acquaintance:
Friend or social acquaintance 3 1 6 1 3 2 6 6 4 2
Business or criminal associate 1 1 - - - - - - - 1
Rival gang member - - - - - - - - - -
Other known person 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 3 1 2
Stranger:
Victim known to accused - - 1 - - - - - - -
Victim unknown to accused 2 2 4 1 1 2 4 3 - 1
Unknown - 1 4 - 2 1 1 1 - 1

Notes:

1. For further information on the relationship between the main accused and the victim please see Note 4.10.

2. Figures correct as at 6 November 2012.

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