Citation(s) from the literature library

Ringland, Clare and Laura Rodwell. 2009 ‘Weapon Use.’ Domestic Homicide in NSW, January 2003 - June 2008 (42), p. 3. Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. 1 October

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Weapon use

At least 76 (39%) of the 196 homicide events involved the use of a sharp implement and 31 (16%) involved a firearm.

The use of firearms in domestic homicides has decreased. In 2003, firearms were
used in 23 per cent of domestic homicide events; and in 2007, this had decreased
to 11 per cent of events. These trends are consistent with national homicide trends more generally (Dearden & Jones 2008).

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