Murder Rates Have Dropped Dramatically in Australia in Recent Years

Homicide rate hitting an all-time record low in Australia, because fewer humans are being killed.

According to the latest report of the national homicide monitoring program, the number of homicide cases in Australia fell to 238 between 2013 and 2014, compared to 307 between 1989 and 1990. Therefore, great progress has been provide in this regard.

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In 2015, the United States had a homicide rate of 4.88 per 100,000 people. In this case, as a result of the research of the United Nations drug and crime department, the rate of New Zealand in 2014 was 0.91, while the rate of England was 0.92.

Knives were the most common murder weapon, killing 86 people, according to the report. In addition, the death toll resulted in 37 deaths.

Since 1989-1990, guns have killed 32 people, down rate 63%. Alcohol continues to be heavily involved in murders.

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According to the study, more than 60% of victims were intoxicated at the time of the incident. A 22% decrease was provided in the murder rate in the last 25 years.

Source: World Bank, theguardian

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