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Homicide in Australia 201819

Data from the most recent National Homicide Monitoring Program Statistical Report Homicide in Australia 2018–19 shows that:

  • There were 224 homicide incidents recorded in Australia between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, an increase of 27 incidents from the previous year. There were 238 victims of homicide and 267 identified homicide offenders during this period.
  • The domestic homicide incident rate was 0.30 per 100,000 in 2018–19, similar to the acquaintance homicide rate of 0.33 per 100,000. The stranger homicide rate was 0.13 per 100,000.
  • There were 48 intimate partner homicides in 2018–19, including 35 of women and 13 of men. The female intimate partner homicide victimisation rate was 0.35 per 100,000, the second lowest rate recorded since 1989–90.


The report is available for free download on the AIC website: https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/sr/sr34


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