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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 6: Age and gender of persons accused of homicide1 by rate per million population2, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Age and gender of accused 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Number:
All accused 176 156 188 141 169 149 132 121 143 124
Under 16 8 4 8 4 7 3 4 5 4 3
16 to 20 39 29 35 45 49 32 30 28 34 27
21 to 30 52 70 71 44 60 50 43 44 43 42
31 to 50 63 48 62 44 42 55 48 31 58 46
51 and over 14 5 12 4 11 9 7 13 4 6
Male accused 156 146 169 123 156 131 114 101 115 115
Under 16 7 4 8 4 7 3 4 5 4 3
16 to 20 34 26 33 43 48 26 26 23 26 25
21 to 30 49 65 64 35 54 44 40 39 38 39
31 to 50 54 46 54 38 37 50 37 23 44 42
51 and over 12 5 10 3 10 8 7 11 3 6
Female accused 20 10 19 18 13 18 18 20 28 9
Under 16 1 - - - - - - - - -
16 to 20 5 3 2 2 1 6 4 5 8 2
21 to 30 3 5 7 9 6 6 3 5 5 3
31 to 50 9 2 8 6 5 5 11 8 14 4
51 and over 2 - 2 1 1 1 - 2 1 -
Rate per million population:
All accused 35 31 37 28 33 29 26 23 27 24
Under 16 8 4 9 4 8 3 4 5 4 3
16 to 20 122 90 107 135 147 96 90 84 102 82
21 to 30 83 114 116 71 94 76 63 63 60 58
31 to 50 42 32 41 29 28 37 33 21 40 32
51 and over 8 3 7 2 6 5 4 7 2 3
Male accused 64 60 69 50 63 53 46 40 45 45
Under 16 14 8 17 8 15 6 9 11 9 6
16 to 20 210 159 197 253 282 152 151 135 153 148
21 to 30 159 213 209 113 168 133 117 110 105 106
31 to 50 74 63 74 52 51 70 52 33 63 60
51 and over 16 7 13 4 13 10 9 13 4 7
Female accused 8 4 7 7 5 7 7 7 10 3
Under 16 2 - - - - - - - - -
16 to 20 32 19 12 12 6 37 25 31 49 12
21 to 30 10 16 23 29 19 18 9 15 14 8
31 to 50 12 3 10 8 6 6 14 11 19 5
51 and over 2 - 2 1 1 1 - 2 1 -

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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