There were 487 homicide incidents in Australia between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2014. The homicide incident rate of 1 per 100,000 in 2013–14 is the lowest recorded since 1989–90.
Six in ten homicide victims died from a stab wound or from being beaten in 2013–14.
64% of homicide victims in 2012–14 were male.
The offending rate among males was six times that of females in 2012–14.
16% of homicide incidents were committed during the course of another crime.
In 2012-14, 106 offenders (19%) were known to have had a prior history of domestic violence.
Of these, 71% were involved in a domestic homicide.
79% of intimate partner homicide victims in 2012–14 were female.
More than 80% of victims killed by a friend or acquaintance or by a stranger in 2012–14 were male.
Domestic and acquaintance homicides decreased between 1989–90 and 2013–14. The number of stranger homicides increased.
In 2012–14, victims from 45% of homicide incidents were killed in their own home.
62% of Indigenous victims were killed by an intimate partner or family member in 2012–14. The proportion was 38% among non-Indigenous homicide victims.