Homicide in Australia: 2002-2003 National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) annual report has recently been released from the Australian Institute of Criminology. A total of 297 homicide incidents occurred during the reporting period. These incidents resulted in the death of 324 people, a rate of 1.6 per 100,000 of the population. There were 311 identified homicide offenders in 2002-03. At the time of data collection, 14 per cent (n=42) of incidents were unsolved - incidents where an offender had not yet been identified. Consistent with findings in recent years, the majority of solved homicide incidents (n=255) involved one-on-one interactions between a victim and an offender (83 per cent). Ten per cent involved a single victim and multiple offenders, while seven per cent of incidents involved multiple victims (of which only one per cent of incidents involved multiple victims and offenders).
- Mouzos J & Segrave M 2004. Homicide in Australia: 2002-2003 National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) annual report. Research and public policy series no. 55, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra