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Statistical Release Crime and Justice Series: Homicide in Scotland, 2010-11

Statistical Release Crime and Justice Series: Homicide in Scotland, 2010-11

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Table 5. Homicide victims by main method of killing, Scotland, 2001-02 to 2010-11

Main method of killing 1 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Shooting 5 3 2 8 8 8 4 2 2 2
Sharp instrument 56 60 55 72 34 54 55 57 35 61
Blunt instrument 9 15 5 8 4 15 8 8 10 8
Hitting and kicking 18 18 22 14 24 16 15 10 10 12
Strangulation/asphyxiation 9 7 5 10 4 3 6 5 7 2
Drowning - - - 1 - - 2 1 - 1
Fire 3 - 3 1 3 3 1 3 4 -
Poisoning 5 4 8 12 9 13 12 8 3 1
Other or unknown 10 18 9 11 8 7 12 5 11 10
All victims 115 125 109 137 94 119 115 99 82 97

1. See Annex 1.8.

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