The Homicide Report relies on information from more than 800 coronial findings, hundreds of court documents, police sources and news stories from Stuff’s archives.
We categorised each case according to the victim’s age and gender, their relationship to the killer, cause of death, location and a host of other factors.
We then analysed them to look for significant groupings of homicides with similar characteristics that might reveal some underlying problem or cause.
The analysis reveals stark differences in the way men, women and children who are victims of homicide die and who kills them.
Explore the database by searching for a name or place, or sorting by one of eight key characteristics. Further below, use the map of all major cities to look at geographic patterns in the data or produce your own analysis by applying filters to the interactive 'dot' data visualisation.