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

37 page PDF

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37 page PDF

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Supporting files

Contents
Homicide in Scotland, 2011-12
Table 12: Relationship1 of main homicide accused2 to victim by gender of victim, main motive3 and location of homicide, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

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Table 12: Relationship1 of main homicide accused2 to victim by gender of victim, main motive3 and location of homicide, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number

Gender of victim and relationship
of main accused to victim by location
Main motive of accused All motives
Rage or fight Jealousy or revenge/feud Sexual Financial Insanity Other or unknown
All victims - solved cases 515 138 19 50 22 307 1,051
Male victims - solved cases 443 115 10 33 11 228 840
Homicide in dwelling 227 39 6 17 9 144 442
Partner or ex-partner 27 3 2 - 1 13 46
Relative4 31 5 1 1 6 24 68
Acquaintance 156 26 3 12 2 83 282
Stranger 13 3 - 4 - 3 23
Unknown - 2 - - - 21 23
Homicide not in dwelling 216 75 4 16 2 84 397
Partner or ex-partner 1 - - - - 1 2
Relative4 8 - - - 1 7 16
Acquaintance 130 62 1 5 - 38 236
Stranger 74 11 3 10 1 22 121
Unknown 3 2 - 1 - 16 22
Location unknown - 1 - - - - 1
Partner or ex-partner - - - - - - -
Relative4 - - - - - - -
Acquaintance - - - - - - -
Stranger - 1 - - - - 1
Unknown - - - - - - -
Female victims - solved cases 72 23 9 17 11 79 211
Homicide in dwelling 60 17 5 12 9 60 163
Partner or ex-partner 37 14 - 2 4 20 77
Relative4 12 - 1 2 4 14 33
Acquaintance 11 3 3 6 1 17 41
Stranger - - 1 2 - 2 5
Unknown - - - - - 7 7
Homicide not in dwelling 12 6 4 5 2 14 43
Partner or ex-partner 5 4 - 1 1 3 14
Relative4 - - - - - 1 1
Acquaintance 3 1 1 1 1 5 12
Stranger 3 1 3 3 - 5 15
Unknown 1 - - - - - 1
Location unknown 4 - - - 1 - 5
Partner or ex-partner 1 - - - - - 1
Relative4 - - - - - - -
Acquaintance - - - - - - -
Stranger 1 - - - - - 1
Unknown 2 - - - 1 - 3

Notes:

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

2. Figures correct as at 6 November 2012.

3. For further information on the main motive please see Note 4.11.

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


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