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Firearms homicide in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 75

Carlos Carcach and P N Grabosky
ISBN 0 642 24054 X ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1997


This paper focuses on homicide incidents where the offender used a firearm to kill the victim. It identifies patterns and trends in firearm homicide incidents in Australia and seeks to determine the extent to which homicide incidents involving firearmsdiffer in any significant respect from other homicide incidents.