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Australia’s murders

The latest report of the national homicide monitoring programme in Australia shows there were 238 murders in the country in 2013-2014, bringing the rate down to one per 100,000. This is the lowest since the programme started in 1989. Neighbouring New Zealand’s rate is 0.91 per 100,000 and the UK’s 0.92.

Weapons of choice were knives, followed by blunt instruments, and then guns.

Picture source: duncan cunningham-reid