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Virueda, Marie and Jason Payne. 2010 ‘Homicide Incidents Rate by Jurisdiction, 2007–08 (rate per 100,000).’ Homicide in Australia: 2007-08 National Homicide Monitoring Program Annual Report; Report 13 (Table 1), p. 6. Canberra: National Homicide Monitoring Program / NHMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 17 December

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Homicide Incidents Rate by Jurisdiction, 2007–08 (rate per 100,000)

New South Wales
number: 88
rate per 100,000: 1.3

Victoria**
number: 44
rate per 100,000: 0.8

Queensland
number: 54
rate per 100,000: 1.3

Western Australia
number: 30
rate per 100,000: 1.4

South Australia
number: 18
rate per 100,000: 1.1

Tasmania
number: 5
rate per 100,000: 1.0

Northern Territories
number: 18
rate per 100,000: 8.2

Australian Capital Territory
number: 3
rate per 100,000: 0.9

National Total
number: 260
rate per 100,000: 1.2

** [Editors Note: In the AIC source document, no explanation is given for the sudden drop in the 2007/08 figure when compared to Victorian Police data (down from 166 and a rate per 100,000 population of 3.2 in 2007, to 44 and 0.8 per 100,000 homicides in 2007/08), followed by a sudden spike back to 182 (3.4) homicides attributed to this cause in 2008. As the most likely cause is procedural, we suggest checking these figures with the source]

[Source= ABS 2002–08a; AIC NHMP 2007–08 (computer file)]

ID: Q3700

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