Homicide in Australia 2018-19

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Abstract

The National Homicide Monitoring Program is Australia’s only national data collection on homicide incidents, victims and offenders. This report describes the 224 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police (except Australian Capital Territory) between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019. During this 12-month period there were 238 victims of homicide and 267 identified offenders.

Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Incidents
    • Homicide classification
    • Location
    • Motive
    • Preceding crime
    • Weapon use
    • Alcohol and illicit drug use
  • Victims
    • Sex and age
    • Indigenous status
    • Country of birth
    • Cause of death
    • Relationship with primary offender
  • Offenders
    • Sex and age
    • Indigenous status
    • History of domestic violence
    • Cognitive impairment and mental health status
  • References
  • Appendix