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Homicide in Australia : 2002-2003 National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) annual report

Research and public policy series no. 55

Jenny Mouzos and Marie Segrave
ISBN 0 642 53835 2 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 2004


This report presents tabulated information on the circumstances and characteristics of homicide in Australia for the fiscal year 2002/03, in addition to jurisdictional breakdowns for comparative purposes and some long-term trend data across the fourteen year National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) data collection period. For the 2002/03 year, homicide victimisation decreased by 16 per cent and occurred at the lowest rate recorded in the NHMP (1.6 per 100,000 Australians, a rate that was also recorded in 2000/01). When placed in the wider context of long-term homicide victimisation trends the level of victimisation in Australia has remained relatively stable.