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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 3: Selected crimes of violence recorded by the police1, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number & Percentage

Crime/Offence 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Homicide2 123 107 142 95 121 118 99 79 93 93
Attempted Murder 760 740 828 710 820 711 710 560 573 503
Serious assault3 6,654 6,625 6,775 6,320 6,525 6,000 5,762 5,061 4,920 4,190
Robbery 4,636 4,161 3,736 3,553 3,578 3,064 2,963 2,496 2,557 2,244
Abduction4 333 341 393 396 381 293 330 277 263 221
Rape & attempted rape 924 1,037 1,109 1,161 1,123 1,053 963 996 1,131 1,274
Sexual assault5 3,347 3,257 3,470 3,392 3,452 3,502 3,297 3,412 3,220 2,906
Common assault3,6 54,956 57,355 73,711 72,281 78,167 73,523 74,130 72,212 70,786 69,253
Total violent crime 71,733 73,623 90,164 87,908 94,167 88,264 88,254 85,093 83,543 80,684
Homicide as a percentage of all violent crime 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Notes:

1. Violent crime is defined here to be crimes and offences included in the categories shown in the above table. For further information please see Note 4.13.

2. The homicide figures provided in this table are taken from aggregate recorded crime statistics reported by the police and comprise the crimes of Murder and Culpable homicide only. Due to slight differences in the timing and methods of collection, the aggregated crime figures for homicide may differ slightly from the figures given elsewhere in this bulletin, which are derived from individual returns made in respect of each homicide.

3. For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault please see Note 4.14.

4. Abduction includes the crimes of Child stealing (plagium) and Abduction.

5. Sexual assault includes the following categories of crimes: contact Sexual assault (13 to 15 year old or adult 16+), Sexually coercive conduct (13 to 15 year old or adult 16+), Sexual offences against children under 13 years and Lewd and libidinous practices.

6. Common assault includes the offences of Common assault and Common assault on an emergency worker.

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