Knife killing in Scotland at record high rate

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The percentage of knife killings are at an all-time high, according to the latest Scottish homicide figures.

Knives were used in 58% of killings in 2008-09, although the total number of homicides fell for the second successive year.

Scotland’s chief statistician said 99 people were killed in 2008-09, compared to 115 in 2007-08.

Full story: BBC News – Knife killing at record high rate