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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 10: Relationship1 of main homicide accused2 to victim by gender of victim and main accused, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number

Gender of main accused Gender of victim Relationship of main accused to victim Total
Partner or ex-partner Relative3 Acquaintance Stranger Not known
All accused All victims - solved cases 140 118 571 166 56 1,051
Male Male - solved cases 5 67 490 141 42 745
Female - solved cases 90 22 40 20 11 183
Female Male - solved cases 43 17 28 4 3 95
Female - solved cases 2 12 13 1 - 28

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.

3. The relative category includes: son or daughter, parent and other relative.

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