Scotland’s homicide rate falls by 47%, is lower than the rate for England and Wales and has fallen faster than many other countries in the ten years of SNP government

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John Robertson
Scotland’s homicide rate falls by 47%, is lower than the rate for England and Wales and has fallen faster than many other countries in the ten years of SNP government

Scotland had 115 killings in 2007/8, 58 in 2015/2016 and 61 in 2016/2017. The BBC described the three extra deaths in 2017 as a ‘spike’. A 5% increase in one year cannot of course be seen as a significant indicator of a worsening trend. Most victims were men and most perpetrators were men. Female victims were most often killed by a partner or ex-partner. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525786.pdf This means that the Scottish rate of 11 per 1 million is slightly below the…

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John Robertson
Scotland’s homicide rate falls by 47%, is lower than the rate for England and Wales and has fallen faster than many other countries in the ten years of SNP government