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

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Table 7
Persons accused in homicide cases (1), by whether drunk and/or under influence of drugs, 2004-05 to 2008-09

Drink/drug status of accused

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

All accused

187

100

140

100

167

100

149

100

132

100

Drunk

49

26

57

41

50

30

33

22

39

30

On drugs

16

9

13

9

14

8

13

9

7

5

Drunk and on drugs

11

6

21

15

15

9

21

14

8

6

Neither drink nor on drugs

26

14

25

18

20

12

20

13

21

16

Not known

85

45

24

17

68

41

62

42

57

43

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