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Alpers, Philip. 1997 ‘Eleven Years of Mass Gun Killings in Australia and New Zealand, 1987-97.’ The People Most Likely to Kill With a Gun, p. 2. Wellington: New Zealand Mental Health Commission. 1 June

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Eleven Years of Mass Gun Killings in Australia and New Zealand, 1987-97 (Table)

In the past 11 years, 15 mass shootings in Australia and New Zealand left 130 dead and 60 wounded by gunfire. All 16 killers were men. Police files, judges' summations and coroners' reports show that:

- 87% of the victims were shot by a killer with no previous history of violent crime
- 80% of the victims were shot by a killer with no previous history of mental illness
- 61% of the victims died in a shooting where a military-style semi-automatic weapon was used
- 53% of the victims were shot by a licensed gun owner

ID: Q962

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