Murders in Scotland fall to record low - but sex crimes hit 45-year high
MURDERS have fallen to a record low in Scotland, official figures show.
The total, including culpable homicide, decreased by half in a decade and is the lowest since 1976.
The Scottish Government confirmed there were 57 killings last year, compared with 62 in 2014-15.
As of March this year, just one case remains unsolved.
The figures come just two weeks after a government report showed total recorded crime was at its lowest rate in 42 years.
However, sex crimes are at their highest since 1971.
Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable Johnny Gwynne said: “We welcome the fall in homicides to... read more
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