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Violent deaths and firearms in Australia : data and trends

Research and public policy series no. 4

Satyanshu Mukherjee and Carlos Carcach
ISBN 0 642 24017 5 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1996

Abstract

This publication presents data about firearms deaths and violent deaths, and examines some trends over the past eighty years. It aims to assist in the better understanding of the relationship between violent death and use of firearms in Australia. Statistical information is collated from a number of sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Police Service annual reports, and the Australian Institute of Criminology's National Homicide Monitoring program.