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Homicide and older people in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 96

Carlos Carcach, Marianne James and P N Grabosky
ISBN 0 642 24081 7 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 1998


This paper identifies patterns and trends in homicide involving older Australians using data held as part of the National Homicide Monitoring Program. Despite homicide being a rare occurrence among older Australians, understanding the factors associated with these incidents is important to develop preventive measures.