High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Homicide in Scotland, 2017-18
In 2017-18, there were 59 cases of homicide involving 59 victims. This represents a decrease of 6 victims from 2016-17. There were 81 persons accused of homicide in Scotland in 2017-18.
In 2017-18, 76% of the victims of homicide were male, and 95% of those accused of homicide were male. The majority of male (53%) and female (93%) victims were killed in a dwelling.
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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection
Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2017-18