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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 1: Homicide cases1 by number of victims and accused persons, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number

Homicide cases, victims and accused 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Total number of cases 123 108 134 95 119 115 97 80 99 88
Cases by number of victims:
1 122 107 132 95 118 115 95 78 98 87
2 - 1 1 - 1 - 2 2 - -
3 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 1
Total number of victims 125 109 137 95 120 115 99 82 101 90
Total number of victims per million population2 25 22 27 19 23 22 19 16 19 17
Cases by number of accused:
1 89 73 93 68 90 88 67 53 69 63
2 16 25 27 12 14 16 19 20 19 13
3 8 6 8 6 7 5 5 3 5 6
4 4 - 3 2 5 2 3 1 4 3
5 3 3 1 1 2 - - 1 1 1
6 - - - 3 - 1 - - - -
7 - - - - - - - - - -
8 - - - - - - - - - -
9 - - - - - - - - - -
10 - - - - - - - 1 - -
unsolved 3 1 2 3 1 3 3 1 1 2
Total number of accused 176 156 188 141 169 149 132 121 143 124

Notes:

1. Figures correct as at 6 November 2012.

2. Population data are derived from relevant mid-year population estimates prepared by the National Records of Scotland:
http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/population/estimates/mid-year/index.html

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