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Violent Crime - Homicide

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Homicide in Scotland, 2018-19

In 2018-19, there were 60 cases of homicide involving 61 victims. This represents an increase of 2 victims from 2017-18. There were 83 persons accused of homicide in Scotland in 2018-19.

In 2018-19, 75% of the victims of homicide were male, and 88% of those accused of homicide were male. The majority of male (55%) and female (83%) victims were killed in a dwelling.

Homicide 18-19

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Source: Justice Analytical Services HOM1 data collection

Further Information Homicide in Scotland, 2018-19