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Statistics Release: Homicide in Scotland, 2007-08

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Table 5
Victims currently (1) recorded as homicide victims, by relationship of main accused to victim, 2003-04 to 2007-08

Relationship of main accused to victim

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

All victims

108

137

94

119

114

Victims - solved cases

107

134

91

118

111

Son/daughter

6

1

5

5

5

Parent

3

6

2

2

2

Partner/ex-partner

5

14

16

11

22

Other relative

5

5

3

8

2

Acquaintance:

Friend/social acquaintance

35

39

20

33

31

Business/criminal associate

5

5

3

3

4

Rival gang member

2

6

2

5

2

Other known person

15

26

19

19

21

Stranger

23

23

20

20

15

Unknown

8

9

1

12

7

Victims - unsolved cases

1

3

3

1

3

(1) At 28 November 2008.