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Dearden, Jack and Warwick Jones. 2008 ‘Rate of Homicide.’ Homicide in Australia: 2006-07 National Homicide Monitoring Program Annual Report; Monitoring Reports 01, p. 6. Canberra: National Homicide Monitoring Program / NHMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 5 December
Although there have been fluctuations from year to year, the number of homicide incidents has shown a steady decline since… 1989.
2006-07 saw the second-lowest number of homicide incidents in the collection period.
As a rate per 100,000 per year, homicide incidents decreased from 1.9 in 1990-91 and 1992-93 to the second-lowest recorded rate, of 1.3, in 2006-07 (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Homicide incidents from 1989-90 to 2006-07 (number), p. 7