Fascinating homicide analysis

Stuff has done an excellent analysis of the 1,000 or so in the last 15 years. Some of the many stats:

  • Half of the women killed are killed by their partner or ex-partner. Such a tragic stat.
  • Half of intimate partner homicides have “overkill” where violence is inflicted beyond that necessary to kill the victim (think Clayton Weatherston). Evil bastards.
  • Only two women a year are killed by strangers
  • However one in four men who are killed, are killed by strangers
  • Half of men killed by strangers die at the weekend
  • One in eight homicides is of a child under 15
  • Over half the children killed are by a parent or caregiver
  • For 15 to 17 year olds, homicide by car crash is the most common form of homicide
  • Alcohol is a factor in 31% of homicides and two thirds of homicides where the killer is a friend
  • Around 25% of homicides occur in the decile of areas which are most deprived and 2% in the least deprived areas. On average just one homicide a year in the 10% least deprived areas
  • Otahuhu West has the highest levels of homicide in Auckland
  • Two thirds of gun homicides involve shotguns or 22s

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