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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 9: Relationship1 of main homicide accused2 to victim by age and gender of victims, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number

Age and gender of victim Relationship of main accused to victim
Son/daughter Parent Partner or ex-partner Other relative Acquaintance Stranger Unknown Total
All victims - solved cases 38 38 140 42 571 166 56 1,051
Under 1 year - 16 - 3 - - 1 20
1 to 4 - 10 - - 3 1 - 14
5 to 15 - 9 1 1 7 8 1 27
16 to 20 - - 11 1 73 23 6 114
21 to 30 - 2 34 13 152 46 13 260
31 to 50 13 1 70 18 252 56 25 435
51 to 70 17 - 19 5 78 24 6 149
71 and over 8 - 5 1 6 8 4 32
Male victims - solved cases 23 23 48 38 518 145 45 840
Under 1 year - 9 - 1 - - 1 11
1 to 4 - 6 - - 3 - - 9
5 to 15 - 6 - 1 5 7 - 19
16 to 20 - - 2 1 62 22 5 92
21 to 30 - 1 14 12 141 44 11 223
31 to 50 9 1 27 18 232 48 21 356
51 to 70 12 - 5 5 70 20 5 117
71 and over 2 - - - 5 4 2 13
Female victims - solved cases 15 15 92 4 53 21 11 211
Under 1 year - 7 - 2 - - - 9
1 to 4 - 4 - - - 1 - 5
5 to 15 - 3 1 - 2 1 1 8
16 to 20 - - 9 - 11 1 1 22
21 to 30 - 1 20 1 11 2 2 37
31 to 50 4 - 43 - 20 8 4 79
51 to 70 5 - 14 - 8 4 1 32
71 and over 6 - 5 1 1 4 2 19

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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