Victoria’s rate of murder and manslaughter has climbed by 44% during 2011 – 2012, equaling NSW.
Homicides, according to Criminologists, can be a reliable benchmark for crime since they have high reporting rates and are generally immune to police operations.
In most murder cases in Victoria they were related to domestic violence or the victim knew the killer.
Victoria police recorded a 92% clearance rate for murder and manslaughter, meaning a suspect is very likely to be caught.
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