More than two-thirds of murders in Scotland last year were drug-related, according to the latest report from the chief statistician.

Forty-one people killed in 2020-21 were reported to have been murdered in drug-related homicides, an increase of 10 on the 31 reported in 2019-20.

Despite this, last year saw Scotland record the lowest number of murders and culpable homicides since comparable records began in 1976.

There were 55 homicide cases with a total 58 victims in Scotland between 2020-21, down ten cases and eleven victims on the year before.

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