Jan 06 2010

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Murder : Crime in Australia

Nationwide Murder Rates

Year :  No of Murder Victims, and rate per 100,000

  • 1997 : 321 1.7 per 100,000
  • 1998 : 285 1.5 per 100,000
  • 1999 : 343 1.8 per 100,000
  • 2000 : 315 1.6 per 100,000
  • 2001 : 311 1.6 per 100,000
  • 2002 : 318 1.6 per 100,000

ABS Year Book Australia, 2004

Year :  No of Homicides

  • 1990 : 306
  • 1991 : 323
  • 1992 : 314
  • 1993 : 331
  • 1994 : 323
  • 1995 : 327
  • 1996 : 304
  • 1997 : 298
  • 1998 : 297
  • 1999 : 327
  • 2000 : 300
  • 2001 : 308
  • 2002 : 354
  • 2003 : 297
  • 2004 : 288
  • 2005 : 249
  • 2006 : 283

Source: Australian Institute of Criminology, National Homicide Monitoring Program 1989-90 to 2005-06

Homicide includes murder, manslaughter and infanticide, but excludes driving-related fatalities unless these occur in the course of a criminal event.

Murder Rates in Cities

Murder Rates in the Australian Cities may be higher than the overall national rate.
One example of this being the 2009 murder rate in Melbourne of 7.4 per 100,000 population. This is about 5 times the national rate.

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  1. Abdullah Zulkifli bin Tepan

    Life is given by the Creator and life is taken by the Creator. Wether its alcohol influence, drug abuse, racial prejudices etc., killing someone because the offender thinks it is his right to do so, should, as Hamadu mentioned, have both arms removed and he can never kill again.Even killing an animal is very wrong. Killing it to have fun is even worse because intent and pleasure combined, results in the act of murder. The minds of murderers have to be reformed and he MUST face serious punishment. If that murderer refuses to be reformed, then its justifiable that he either be jailed for life or have his arms cut off. A life once gone can never come back, unlike a car, where mechanics can repair its engine or put in a new one. The car will run again. But not with a human or animal body, once it dies. Murderers should get a very bitter taste of their own medicine, like in some Muslim countries.

    1. ABCDiamond

      If people want Muslim Justice, then living in a country with a Muslim legal system is best.

      The law does NOT have to be linked to religion.

  2. Hamadu Rashid bin Sadr

    What does the Christian Bible say about offenders ? If one of thy limbs offends thee, cut it off. That definitely applies to rapists, child molesters, murderers etc. That 14 year old who murdered that South Australian retired nurse, wanted his share of fun. Cut off both his arms also in fun. Likewise with those responsible for Nitin Garg’s murder. Cut their arms off and they will no longer pose a threat to society. Its that easy. Its done in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Oman etc. etc. So why not apply it to murderers in Australia too ? What resulted after the murders of Ciara Glennon and Sarah Spiers ?Their parents and families suffered mental and emotional torture. Again, cut off both arms of that Claremont killer and society gains a lot.

    1. ABCDiamond

      The Saudi Arabian legal system is based on the sharia, or Islamic law.

      Australia does not base its law on religion.

      You mention that it is done in Afghanistan… I feel that we would prefer our country to be less troublesome than Afghanistan, and to have more religious freedom that the countries you mention.

      If however, Australia did use Religious law in the way that you feel it should, then any Non Christians would have big problems here. It is the very fact that we don’t, that allows so many different religions to exist mainly in harmony with each other.

      Using this text:

      “And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.:

      It could therefore be interpreted, from the Christian Bible, that anything that causes a problem should be removed. That could allow anyone to be disposed of if the government did not like them.

      In my mind Religious Law is a very dangerous thing, and we should not REVERT back to that ever again. This was the law many centuries ago, but we moved on, we evolved, and it is not something that we should follow another religions example of.

      I am not giving my opinion of whether we should have capital punishment or not, BUT not for religious reasons. We are a democracy, and the people choose, NOT a religious nut case as the Christians have had in charge in the far distance past.

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