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The licensing and registration status of firearms used in homicide / Jenny Mouzos
Bib ID 495970
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Mouzos, Jenny
 
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Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2000 
6 p. [folded sheet] ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642241627
Series

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 151.

Summary

This path-breaking study examines licensing and registration status of offenders and firearms used in homicide. In 1998/99, Australia had 64 firearm homicides the lowest number since the National Homicide Monitoring Program commenced at the Australian Institute of Criminology a decade ago. On a population basis, this works out at a rate of 3 firearm homicides per million population. In contrast, the United States, whose crime rate (other than homicide) is generally no higher than Australia's, had 9143 known firearm homicides in 1998 - on a population basis, 41 per million, 14 times the Australian rate. This is powerful evidence on the significance of firearms in homicide. This report finds that since 1997 licensed firearm owners were not responsible for over 90 per cent of firearm-related homicides. Most (over 90%) firearms used to commit homicides were not registered and their owners not licensed.

Notes

"May 2000".

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 6)

Also available online via the World Wide Web.

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APAIS. This database is available on the Informit Online Internet Service: http://www.informit.com.au

Australian Public Affairs - Full Text until December 2013

Subjects Gun control -- Australia.  |  Violent crimes -- Australia.  |  Homicide -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Firearms -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Australian Institute of Criminology

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