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Homicide in Australia: 2000-2001 National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) annual report

Research and public policy series no. 40

Jenny Mouzos
ISBN 0 642 24250 X ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 2002


This report discusses homicide trends in Australia, 1989 to 2001, and provides state by state data for 2000-2001 on homicide incidents, victims, offenders, and the relationship between the victim and the offender. Statistics presented include percentageof incidents solved; single versus multiple victim / offender incidents; incidents by time of day, day of the week and location; incidents occurring during the course of another crime; age, gender, racial appearance, marital status and employment status of victims; percentage of victims by alcohol and/or drug use; motive; percentage of victims with a prior criminal history; percentage of victims killed by a mentally disordered offender; cause of death; type of weapon used, including handgun or other firearm; licence and registration status of firearms used; age, gender, racial appearance, marital status and employment status of offenders; percentage of offenders with a prior criminal history or prior history of domestic violence; percentage of offenders by alcohol and/or drug use; percentage of offenders who committed suicide; and relationship between offender and victim, by gender of offender.