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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 17: Alcohol and drug status of homicide victims and accused1 by main motive2, Scotland, 2011-12

Number

Drink/drug status of victims and accused Main motive of accused All motives
Rage or fight Jealousy or revenge/feud Sexual Financial Insanity Other or unknown
All victims - solved cases 42 10 2 8 5 19 86
Accused drunk 33 4 1 2 1 7 48
Victim drunk 27 2 1 2 - 4 36
Victim on drugs - - - - - - -
Victim drunk and on drugs 1 - - - - - 1
Victim neither drunk nor on drugs 2 1 - - - 3 6
Unknown 3 1 - - 1 - 5
Accused on drugs 2 - 1 1 1 - 5
Victim drunk 1 - - - - - 1
Victim on drugs 1 - - - - - 1
Victim drunk and on drugs - - - - - - -
Victim neither drunk nor on drugs - - - 1 - - 1
Unknown - - 1 - 1 - 2
Accused drunk and on drugs 3 1 - 1 - 1 6
Victim drunk 1 - - - - - 1
Victim on drugs - - - - - - -
Victim drunk and on drugs 1 1 - 1 - 1 4
Victim neither drunk nor on drugs 1 - - - - - 1
Unknown - - - - - - -
Accused neither drunk nor on drugs 3 4 - 2 2 1 12
Victim drunk - - - - - - -
Victim on drugs - - - - - - -
Victim drunk and on drugs - - - - - - -
Victim neither drunk nor on drugs 3 3 - 2 2 1 11
Unknown - 1 - - - - 1
Unknown 1 1 - 2 1 10 15
Victim drunk - - - - - 1 1
Victim on drugs - - - 1 - 1 2
Victim drunk and on drugs - - - - - - -
Victim neither drunk nor on drugs - - - 1 1 5 7
Unknown 1 1 - - - 3 5

Notes:

1. Figures correct as at 6 November 2012.

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

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