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

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Table 6
Persons accused in homicide cases (1) by sex and age, 2004-05 to 2008-09

Sex and age of accused

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Rate per million

Rate per million

Rate per million

Rate per million

Rate per million

Number

population

Number

population

Number

population

Number

population

Number

population

All persons

187

37

140

27

167

33

149

29

132

26

Under 16

8

9

4

4

7

8

3

3

4

4

16-30

105

111

89

93

108

111

82

83

73

72

31-50

62

41

43

29

41

27

55

37

48

33

Over 50

12

7

4

2

11

6

9

5

7

4

All males

168

69

122

50

154

62

131

53

114

46

Under 16

8

17

4

8

7

15

3

6

4

9

16-30

96

203

78

162

101

205

70

139

66

128

31-50

54

74

37

51

36

50

50

70

37

52

Over 50

10

13

3

4

10

13

8

10

7

9

All females

19

7

18

7

13

5

18

7

18

7

Under 16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

16-30

9

19

11

23

7

15

12

25

7

14

31-50

8

10

6

8

5

6

5

6

11

14

Over 50

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

(1) Currently (as at January 2010) recorded as homicide. See Note 6.