Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017
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offender. In 77% of the cases more than once and in 6% more than 1 0 . 3 times. 204. Across the Northern Territory there is on average 252 incidents of intimate partner violence per 1000 of population. 205. In Tennant Creek it is 1269 incidents per 1000. In Katherine it is 628 per 1000 and in Alice Springs 450 per 1000. 206. The interesting aspect that Ms Kerr found was that the ratio of crime harm was rather different. Tennant Creek had 7.5% of total incidents but 6.2% of the harm. Katherine had 11.4% of the incidents and 9.8% of the harm. Alice Springs on the other hand had 22.7% ofthe incidents and 33.4% of the harm. 4 207. The only other area with such high harm was the remote south of the Territory. That area experienced 6.6% of the incidents and 8.9% of the harm. By contrast the remote north had 16.7% of the incidents and 11.5% of the harm. 208. Ms Kerr also found that harm more than doubled when alcohol was involved in Alice Springs, as it did in Tennant Creek and Darwin. Elsewhere however, the same relationship was not as evident. 5 209. Those statistics are reflected in the experience of my Office. There have been 17 deaths related to domestic violence in the last four years alone. Seven of those were in the Alice Springs area. The brutality is not always reflected in the simple numbers. Set out below are the short facts of three such deaths by way of illustration. 3 J Kerr p74 4 J Kerr p76 5 J Kerr p81 32
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