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Injuries due to deliberate violence in areas of Denmark. II. Victims of homicide in the Copenhagen area.
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PMID:  2731846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As part of a transcultural investigation of injuries due to deliberate violence in Denmark and South America, homicides in the Copenhagen area were studied for a 1-year period. Forty-five cases corresponding to a rate of approximately 2/10(5) per year were recorded. The rate seems to be increasing and the pattern changing with a higher frequency of stabbing and with an increasing frequency of high blood-alcohol concentrations in the victims. The highest number were killed at home. In the majority of cases the aggressor and the victim knew each other. A reduction in alcohol consumption is indicated as a possible preventive measure.
J L Thomsen; S B Albrektsen; O Aalund; V B Breiting; L Danielsen; K Helweg-Larsen; J Jacobsen; H Kjaerulff; H Staugaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-18     Completed Date:  1989-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copenhagen Study Group for comparison of the pattern of deliberate violence in Europe and South America, Denmark.
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