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Statistics Release: Homicide in Scotland, 2007-08

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Table 6
Persons accused in homicide cases (1) by sex and age, 2003-04 to 2007-08

Sex and age of accused

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Number

Rate per
million
population

Number

Rate per
million
population

Number

Rate per
million
population

Number

Rate per
million
population

Number

Rate per
million
population

All persons

155

31

187

37

140

22

167

33

148

29

Under 16

4

4

8

9

4

4

7

8

3

3

16-30

98

105

105

111

89

93

108

111

82

83

31-50

48

32

62

41

43

29

41

27

54

36

Over 50

5

3

12

7

4

2

11

6

9

5

All males

146

60

168

69

122

50

154

62

130

52

Under 16

4

8

8

17

4

8

7

15

3

6

16-30

91

194

96

203

78

162

101

205

70

139

31-50

46

63

54

74

37

51

36

50

49

68

Over 50

5

7

10

13

3

4

10

13

8

10

All females

9

3

19

7

18

7

13

5

18

7

Under 16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

16-30

7

15

9

19

11

23

7

15

12

25

31-50

2

3

8

10

6

8

5

6

5

6

Over 50

-

-

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

(1) Currently (as at 28 November 2008) recorded as homicide.