National Homicide Monitoring Program

The National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) is Australia’s only national data collection on homicide incidents, victims and offenders. The NHMP has collected and analysed information on all homicides (murder and manslaughter, excluding driving causing death) in Australia since 1990. The program continues to provide strategic policy and operational information on homicide in Australia.

The program aims to identify as precisely as possible the characteristics of individuals that place them at risk of homicide victimisation, and of offending and the circumstances that contribute to the likelihood of a homicide occurring. This provides a basis for implementing public policy on the prevention and control of violence. The program uses two key sources of data: offence records obtained from each Australian state and territory police service and state coronial records from the National Coronial Information System.

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