Circumstances of crime in homicidal deaths

Manoj Kumar Mohanty, Sachidananda Mohanty, Suniti Acharya

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Abstract

Homicide patterns vary from country to country, influenced by many factors. In the two-year period from January 1998 to December 1999, 82 homicide victims were autopsied. The sex ratio was about three males for one female.The largest number of victims was found in the age group 21-30 years. Assaults with blunt weapons were the most common means. Acquaintances committed 34% of homicides. In contrast to males, the killing of a female by a stranger was rare. Revenge was the most common reason followed by arguments. In 40.2% of cases, the location of crime was outdoors, 37.8% were at the victim's house and in 9.7% of cases, the crime was committed at another domicile such as the offender's house, lodgings or a relative's house. In 14.7% of cases, the dead bodies were located away from the scene of crime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health Policy
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Mohanty, Manoj Kumar ; Mohanty, Sachidananda ; Acharya, Suniti. / Circumstances of crime in homicidal deaths. In: Medicine, Science and the Law. 2004 ; Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 160-164.
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Circumstances of crime in homicidal deaths. / Mohanty, Manoj Kumar; Mohanty, Sachidananda; Acharya, Suniti.

In: Medicine, Science and the Law, Vol. 44, No. 2, 01.01.2004, p. 160-164.

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