Homicide in Scotland, 2002

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Statistical Bulletin Criminal Justice Series CrJ/2003/9 HOMICIDE IN SCOTLAND, 2002

Victims of homicide (1), by main motive and sex of main accused, 1993-2002 Table 13

Sex of main accused person and main (2) motive for killing

Year recorded

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001 (3)

2002

All victims

116

111

133

134

90

96

119

105

116

127

All victims (solved)

115

107

132

131

88

95

117

105

114

125

Rage, fury

{56

45

54

55

40

43

52}

17

22

26

Fight or quarrel

32

30

44

Jealousy

12

13

14

10

5

7

8

3

3

5

Sexual

5

4

3

3

4

3

4

1

3

1

Financial (theft, gain)

10

10

6

2

5

7

9

4

7

9

Feud, faction rivalry

10

12

12

15

7

5

11

15

8

9

Insanity

4

4

5

18

6

2

5

2

4

4

Contract killing

{7

4

15

5

11

11

10}

1

-

1

Other

11

6

9

Unknown

11

15

23

23

10

17

16

19

31

17

Male

107

97

120

117

80

79

104

91

104

112

Rage, fury

{51

39

48

45

37

37

46}

15

20

24

Fight or quarrel

25

27

39

Jealousy

12

11

12

9

5

5

8

2

3

5

Sexual

5

4

3

3

4

3

4

1

3

1

Financial (theft, gain)

9

10

6

2

5

7

8

4

7

7

Feud, faction rivalry

10

12

12

15

7

5

10

15

7

9

Insanity

2

2

4

18

5

-

4

1

4

3

Contract killing

{7

4

15

5

9

9

8}

1

-

1

Other

10

6

9

Unknown

11

15

20

20

8

13

14

17

27

14

Female

8

10

12

14

8

16

13

14

10

13

Rage, fury

{5

6

6

10

3

6

6}

2

2

2

Fight or quarrel

7

3

5

Jealousy

-

2

2

1

-

2

-

1

-

-

Sexual

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Financial (theft, gain)

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

2

Feud, faction rivalry

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

-

Insanity

2

2

1

-

1

2

1

1

-

1

Contract killing

{-

-

-

-

2

2

2}

-

Other

1

-

-

Unknown

-

-

3

3

2

4

2

2

4

3

Unsolved

1

4

1

3

2

1

2

-

2

2

1. Currently (as at 30 October 2003) recorded as homicide.
2. See Annex note 10.9 for the definition of 'main motive'.
3. Includes 1 victim where sex was unknown.