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Appendix A Homicide incidents, 2010–12

Table A1 Incidents of homicide by year and jurisdiction, 1989–90 to 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
1989–90 95 74 68 25 20 5 20 0 307
1990–91 118 72 56 22 22 5 28 0 323
1991–92 106 54 68 29 27 9 18 2 313
1992–93 111 59 73 34 30 6 17 1 331
1993–94 118 48 62 36 29 5 23 2 323
1994–95 90 73 59 46 29 5 20 4 326
1995–96 110 52 65 33 13 6 22 1 302
1996–97 100 51 80 23 22 3 18 2 299
1997–98 107 41 73 34 27 4 11 1 298
1998–99 111 54 64 33 38 7 18 2 327
1999–00 106 62 58 34 23 9 7 3 302
2000–01 116 53 65 28 21 8 17 0 308
2001–02 97 82 75 33 31 9 24 3a 354
2002–03 103 57 62 32 22 6 17 3 302
2003–04 81 68 58 36 28 3 11 3 288
2004–05 73 55 51 27 20 10 12 3a 251
2005–06 85 67 56 30 21 3 16 5 283
2006–07 89 47 53 27 12 8 18 4 258
2007–08 88 44 54 30 18 5 18 3 260
2008–09 77 51 46 30 26 8 11 4 253
2009–10 76 59 56 23 21 6 13 3 257
2010–11 77 43 49 32 20 4 11 0 236
2011–12 71 53 47 34 16 5 13 4 243

a: Includes one incident on Norfolk Island

Source: AIC NHMP 1989–90 to 2010–12 [computer file]

Table A2 Incidents of homicide by most serious charge and jurisdiction, 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
2010–11
Murder 61 33 44 16 17 4 4 0 179
Manslaughter 16 9 5 14 3 0 7 0 54
Infanticide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not stated/unknown 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 77 43 49 30 20 4 11 0 234
2011–12
Murder 64 39 40 22 14 5 13 3 200
Manslaughter 5 10 4 12 2 0 0 1 34
Infanticide 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Not stated/unknown 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 8
Total 71 53 47 34 16 5 13 4 243

Note: Two cases missing from 2010–11 pending police confirmation

Source: AIC NHMP 2010–12 [computer file]

Table A3 Incidents of homicide by status at time of reporting and jurisdiction, 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
2010–11
Solveda 69 35 48 29 18 4 11 0 214
Not yet solved 8 8 1 3 2 0 0 0 22
Total 77 43 49 32 20 4 11 0 236
2011–12
Solveda 67 43 42 28 14 5 13 4 216
Not yet solved 4 10 5 6 2 0 0 0 27
Total 71 53 47 34 16 5 13 4 243

a: Solved incidents include those for which an offender has been identified and charged, those in which the offender has suicided and incidents otherwise cleared, such as subsequent death of the offender, the death having been ruled not homicide

Source: AIC NHMP 2010–12 [computer file]

Table A4 Incidents of homicide by number of victims and offenders and jurisdictions, 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
2010–11
One victim, one offender 61 29 42 27 12 2 10 0 183
One victim, multiple offenders 9 3 5 3 7 2 1 0 30
Multiple victims, one offender 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 7
Multiple victims, multiple offenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 70 35 49 31 20 4 11 0 220
2011–12
One victim, one offender 53 34 37 28 9 5 10 3 179
One victim, multiple offenders 13 8 5 4 3 0 1 1 35
Multiple victims, one offender 1 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 9
Multiple victims, multiple offenders 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 67 47 43 33 13 5 13 4 225

Note: Excludes 34 cases in which an offender has not been identified or formally charged

Source: AIC NHMP 2010–12 [computer file]

Table A5 Incidents of homicide occurring during the course of another crime by jurisdiction, 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
2010–11
Sexual assault 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kidnapping/abduction 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Robbery 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
Other violent crimea 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Break and enter 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5
Theft 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Prostitution 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Drug offences 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Otherc 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
No precipitating crime 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown/not stated 64 40 45 26 15 4 10 0 204
Total 77 43 49 32 20 4 11 0 236
2011–12
Kidnapping/abduction 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Robbery 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 9
Other violent crime 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Arson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Break and enter 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Theft 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other propertya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Drug offences 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 8
Otherb 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 1 8
No precipitating crime 47 39 28 26 9 5 11 2 167
Unknown/not stated 15 1 10 7 1 0 1 0 35
Total 71 53 46 34 16 5 13 4 242

a: Examples include fraud etc

b: Examples include dangerous driving etc

Note: Data excludes one case which was missing

Source: AIC NHMP 2010–12 [computer file]

Table A6 Temporal characteristics of homicides by jurisdiction, 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
2010–11
Time of day
Midnight to 6 am 15 7 14 4 10 1 4 0 55
6 am to noon 9 8 6 4 2 0 1 0 30
Noon to 6 pm 6 10 10 8 1 0 1 0 36
6 pm to midnight 33 12 17 8 2 0 4 0 76
Not stated/unknown 14 6 1 6 5 3 1 0 36
Day of week
Sunday 10 13 13 7 0 0 0 0 43
Monday 9 4 5 5 3 1 0 0 27
Tuesday 8 7 11 3 3 0 0 0 32
Wednesday 10 6 5 2 2 1 2 0 28
Thursday 12 4 5 5 5 1 2 0 34
Friday 12 5 6 5 0 1 3 0 32
Saturday 16 4 4 5 6 0 4 0 39
Not stated 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Month of year
January 9 4 3 2 5 0 3 0 26
February 6 6 3 5 0 1 1 0 22
March 8 4 3 2 2 2 0 0 21
April 9 3 4 3 4 0 0 0 23
May 5 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 14
June 1 3 5 1 2 0 1 0 13
July 6 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 17
August 6 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 17
September 5 2 3 3 3 0 1 0 17
October 8 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 16
November 9 5 4 3 3 0 1 0 25
December 5 4 8 4 0 1 3 0 25
Not stated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12
Time of day
Midnight to 6 am 8 19 14 10 4 2 2 1 60
6 am to noon 11 5 6 2 2 0 1 0 27
Noon to 6 pm 13 10 7 5 2 1 3 1 42
6 pm to midnight 18 17 17 12 5 1 7 2 79
Not stated/unknown 20 2 3 5 3 1 0 0 34
Day of week
Sunday 10 6 3 7 4 2 0 0 32
Monday 6 6 5 6 2 1 2 1 29
Tuesday 12 8 9 2 0 1 5 1 38
Wednesday 10 2 6 5 2 0 2 0 27
Thursday 11 10 5 5 2 0 1 2 36
Friday 5 8 7 4 3 0 1 0 28
Saturday 14 12 11 5 2 1 1 0 46
Not stated 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
Month of year
January 3 3 8 6 3 0 1 0 24
February 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 15
March 4 2 1 3 1 0 3 1 15
April 6 2 6 1 2 1 1 1 20
May 9 2 4 4 1 1 2 1 24
June 6 4 3 4 2 0 1 0 20
July 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 16
August 8 3 0 4 2 0 0 1 18
September 5 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 16
October 8 10 8 1 0 0 1 0 28
November 5 4 2 0 2 1 2 0 16
December 6 9 4 5 2 2 1 0 29
Not stated/unknown 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

Note: Data excluded a further 3 cases in 2010–11 and 1 cases in 2011–12 where time and state or territory were unknown or not stated

Source: AIC NHMP 2010–12 [computer file]

Table A7 Incidents of homicide by location, 2010–12 (n)
NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas NT ACT National
2010–11
Residential 57 30 37 18 15 3 6 0 166
Street/open area 9 8 6 11 4 1 3 0 42
Other locationa 10 5 3 2 1 0 1 0 22
Unknown/not stated 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 6
2011–12
Residential 52 39 30 20 12 5 10 2 170
Street/open area 11 4 6 7 2 0 2 2 34
Other locationa 6 9 9 3 2 0 1 0 30
Unknown/not stated 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 9

a: Includes shops, shopping malls, bank/credit unions/post offices, car parks/public garages/service stations, workplaces, other commercial premises, public transport and related facilities, places of entertainment and corrective/health institutions

Source: AIC NHMP 2010–12 [computer file]