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Knives and armed robbery / Emma Ogilvie
Bib ID 743217
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Ogilvie, Emma
 
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Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2000 
1 folded sheet (6 p.) : ill. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642241759
Series

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 159.

Summary

In Australia, knives are used during armed robberies at between 2 and 3 times the level of firearms. Furthermore, in terms of offence categories, armed robberies accounted for the largest (proportional) increase in recorded crime between 1997 and 1998. Many people think gun when they think of armed robbery and, to date, this has been the focus of most research into armed robbery. This paper brings together new data on robbery, and noting the strong presence of knives, is a springboard for analysis of containment strategies. We often look overseas for research contexts. In North America, firearms are involved in between 60 to 65 per cent of all armed robberies. Within the Australian context, however, firearms are involved less than 30 per cent of all armed robberies. These figures mean that knife use needs to be viewed as a critical issue and collaborative work undertaken to contain knife use.

Notes

Caption title.

"July 2000".

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 Robbery -- Australia.  |  Knives -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Australian Institute of Criminology

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