Homicide in Australia 2019-20

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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 261 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. During this 12-month period there were 278 victims of homicide and 314 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