Homicide in Scotland, 2011-12

DescriptionHomicide in Scotland, 2011-12
ISBN9781782562122
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 06, 2012

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A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 78256 212 2 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 13571

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Contents

1. Introduction

2. Main Points

3. Commentary
3.1 Homicide cases
3.2 Victims of homicide
3.3 Persons accused of homicide
3.4 Method
3.5 Relationship of main accused to victim
3.6 Main motive
3.7 Alcohol and drug status
3.8 International comparisons of homicide rates

4. Notes on statistics used in this bulletin

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

List of Tables

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

Table 2: Homicide cases by Police Force Area, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

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

Table 4: Location of homicide cases, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 5: Age and gender of homicide victims by rate per million population, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

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

Table 7: Victims of homicide by gender and main method of killing, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 8: Relationship of main homicide accused to victim by gender of victims, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 9: Relationship of main homicide accused to victim by age and gender of victims, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 10: Relationship of main homicide accused to victim by gender of victim and main accused, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 11: Victims of homicide by gender and main motive for killing, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 12: Relationship of main homicide accused to victim by gender of victim, main motive and location of homicide, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 13: Victims of homicide where the motive was drug related, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 14: Victims of homicide where the motive was homophobic or racially motivated, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 15: Alcohol and drug status of persons accused of homicide, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 16: Alcohol and drug status of persons accused of homicide by age and gender, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Table 17: Alcohol and drug status of homicide victims and accused by main motive, Scotland, 2011-12

Table 18: Comparison of Homicide rates in selected countries and cities, 2007-2009

List of Charts

Chart 1: Cases initially and currently recorded as homicide by the police, Scotland, 1980 to 1994 then 1995-96 to 2011-12

Chart 2: Location of homicide cases, where known, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Chart 3: Trends in selected non-sexual violent crimes, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12 (Index 2002-03 = 100)

Chart 4: Age profile of homicide victims compared to population profile, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Chart 5: Homicide victims per million population by age and gender, Scotland, 2011-12

Chart 6: Victims of homicide by main method of killing, Scotland, 2011-12

Chart 7: Victims of homicide by gender and relationship to main accused, where relationship known, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Chart 8: Relationship between main accused and victim, where relationship known, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Chart 9: Alcohol and drug status of homicide accused, Scotland, 2011-12