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A study of homicidal deaths in Delhi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15176625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A meticulous post-mortem review was undertaken in the department of forensic medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) to find out trends in homicides during the period 1992-1996. Standard procedures for autopsies and a review of the inquest papers were carried out. Out of 3,886 medico-legal autopsies performed in the department during the said period, only 232 cases (5.9%) were homicidal deaths. The commonest age group of the victims was 21-30 years (38%). Males were victimized three times more often than females. The incidence of crime was slightly more at night than in the daytime, though evenly distributed during the winter and summer seasons. In our series, sharp weapon injuries were the most common type (34.9%) followed by blunt force injuries (15.9%). Defence wounds were present in 35 cases (15%). Violent rage/quarrel was the motive in 61 cases (29%).
Avneesh Gupta; Mukta Rani; Anil K Mittal; P C Dikshit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-04     Completed Date:  2004-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110002, India.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Crime Victims
Homicide / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Infant, Newborn
Sex Factors
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Violence / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Wounds and Injuries

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