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Australia

31 August 2011

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

More than 400 people were robbed or assaulted at gunpoint in Victoria in the past year. Gun robberies jumped more than 60 per cent to 190 incidents, while robberies involving a firearm rose 15 per cent to 240. The gun crime surge outstripped a 2 per cent increase in knife assaults and robberies to 1725. Acting Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay was at a loss to explain the rise in gun crimes. "We need to understand this better because we can't accept the fact that... (GunPolicy.org)

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