Over the last decade Scotland has seen a 47% reduction in homicides. It's a dramatic reduction but the facts and figures around violence show there's still a lot of work to be done. We've compiled a small selection of statistics highlighting the costs on the public purse, the demographics of victims, and some of the main causes. These statistics have been collated from a number of sources, including official government figures. Links to each of the sources have been provided at the bottom of the image for those wanting to find out more. The SVRU believes violence is preventable.