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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Homicides in Scotland at Record Low


The number of homicides in Scotland is at a new low since comparable data was first recorded in 1976.


In 2022-23, there were 52 victims of homicide, 2% (or one victim) fewer than the 53 in 2021-22.


Over the latest 20 year period from 2003-04 to 2022-23, the number of homicide victims in Scotland has fallen by over half (52% or 57 victims) from 109 to 52.


The biggest reduction in homicide victims over the last 20 years has been amongst young people aged 16-24.


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