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Statistical Release Crime and Justice Series: Homicide in Scotland, 2008-09

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Table 5
Victims currently (1) recorded as homicide victims, by relationship of main accused to victim, 2004-05 to 2008-09

Relationship of main accused to victim

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

All victims

137

94

119

115

99

Victims - solved cases

134

91

118

112

96

Son/daughter

1

5

5

5

1

Parent

6

2

2

2

6

Partner/ex-partner

14

16

11

22

18

Other relative

5

3

8

2

4

Acquaintance:

Friend/social acquaintance

39

20

33

32

33

Business/criminal associate

5

3

3

4

-

Rival gang member

6

2

5

2

3

Other known person

26

19

19

21

16

Stranger

23

20

20

15

13

Unknown

9

1

12

7

2

Victims - unsolved cases

3

3

1

3

3

(1) At January 2010. See Note 6.