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No. 3: Constant rates of homicide victimisation in Australia

ISSN 1445-7288
17 July 2001

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In 2000 the Northern Territory recorded its lowest homicide victimisation rate (3.06 per 100,000 people) since 1989. A Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice paper, "Homicide in Australia 1999-2000" provides a statistical snapshot of police recorded homicides in the last year, as well as information on trends over the last 11 years and jurisdictional comparisons. Trends show that the homicide rate for Australia has stayed remarkably constant. The highest rate recorded over the last 11 years was 2 per 100,000 and the lowest rate was 1.7 per 100,000. These data come from the National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP), which was established by the Australian Institute of Criminology in 1990 and has recorded every case of homicide in Australia since 1989.

Homicide victimisation rates, 1 July 1989 to 30 June 2000
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Source

  • Mouzos, J. 2000, "Homicide in Australia", Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 187, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.

Full report available on AIC Website http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi187.html