Lowest level of homicides since records began
The number of homicide victims in Scotland has dropped by about a third to its lowest number since records began in 1976.
Last year the police recorded 62 cases – down from 93 in the previous year, official figures show.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: “We are making progress and this trend is to be welcomed but we can’t forget that behind these figures are the grieving families of 62 victims having to cope with the death of a loved one.
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