Violent crimes


The feasibility and utility of using coded ambulance records for a violence surveillance system: a novel pilot study

The primary aim of this study was to pilot the use of coded ambulance clinical records for violence surveillance at the population level, similarly to work done in an established surveillance system of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health-related harms.

Shooting deaths in police custody

Shooting deaths in police custody (including police and self-inflicted shootings) account for 30 percent of all deaths in police custody. This paper uses National Deaths in Custody Program data and coronial records to examine the circumstances of these deaths between 2006–07 and 2016–17.

Scars of survival: gun violence and barriers to reparation in the USA

Gun violence in the USA is a human rights crisis. Over half a million people died of gunshot injuries between 2001 and 2017 and a further 1.3 million people sustained firearm-related injuries. This report focuses on the survivors of gun violence – many of whom...

Global study on homicide: homicide, development and the Sustainable Development Goals

This report looks at the relationship between homicide and all elements of development through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals in order to explore how homicide rates affect development levels and vice versa.

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019

Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but mainly women and children. This report explores the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence among vulnerable groups.

In pursuit of truth and justice

In New South Wales, from the 1970s to 2000, numerous gay men were documented to have disappeared in suspicious circumstances, or were known to have been killed. Smaller numbers of transgender women were documented to have also been killed. These killings are the subject of...

Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010: interim report

A report from NSW Upper House committee inquiring into Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010 calls for the inquiry to be re-established in the 57th Parliament.

Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities

This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group.

Improving the justice response to victims of sexual violence: victims’ experiences

This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.

In crime reporting, we should ask better questions about the relevance of religion and ethnicity

Media reporting on a series of violent incidents in Melbourne raises a difficult question: in what circumstances is it ethically justifiable to include information about a perpetrator’s ethnicity or religion?