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Thread #162079   Message #3855718
Posted By: Jack Campin
18-May-17 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Scotland never executed anywhere near as many people as England

sounds like a proto-statistic to me. Let us see if we can enlighten.

Scotland is less populous - try %.

Don't be a patronizing twat. You knew I meant exactly that. It was so obvious there was absolutely no need for me to spell it out.

The number of executions per head in Scotland was never anywhere near as high as it was in England. The difference is well over an order of magnitude, particularly in the late 18th century. Bad news for execution broadsheet writers because there was so little to write about. (That's how I came to find that out).

Scotland had a ternary murder law. "Unproven".

Irrelevant. There can't have been as many as 10 "unproven" verdicts in murder trials ever.