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Homicide victim-offender relationship statistics

Relationship between male victim and offender in 2006-07 (percent recorded relationships)

Source:AICNHMP 2006-07 [computer file], n = 222

Relationship between female victim and offender in 2006-07 (percent recorded relationships)

Source:AICNHMP 2006-07 [computer file], n = 80

Relationship between child victim and offender in 2006-07 (percent recorded relationships)

Source:AICNHMP 2006-07 [computer file], n = 26

Relationship between victim and offender in 2006-07, by sex of offender and state (number)
Number Intimates Family Friends/ acquaintances Strangers Othera
a: Includes work colleagues, employee/employer, former employee/employer, gang members, and former gang members
Note: excludes four cases in which the relationship between the offender and the victim is unknown
Source: AIC NHMP 2006-07 [computer file]
New South Wales Males 83 11 11 22 24 15
Females 17 7 5 3 2 0
Victoria Males 52 12 5 18 12 5
Females 4 2 0 1 1 0
Queensland Males 46 7 10 13 12 4
Females 14 5 4 2 0 3
Western Australia Males 18 4 4 6 1 3
Females 11 5 3 3 0 0
South Australia Males 14 2 0 12 0 0
Females 4 0 2 2 0 0
Tasmania Males 9 1 2 1 5 0
Females 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australian Capital Territory Males 3 0 1 1 1 0
Females 1 1 0 0 0 0
Northern Territory Males 18 7 1 7 2 1
Females 4 1 2 1 0 0
Australia 298 65 50 92 60 31
Males 243 44 34 80 57 28
Females 55 21 16 12 3 3