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Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Feb;29(1):31-3, 36.

[Retrospective forensic analysis of 483 solved homicide cases in Suzhou city].

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  • 1Criminal Police Branch, Suzhou Public Security Bureau, Suzhou 215131, China.



To summarize the solved homicide cases taking place in Suzhou city and to find out the characteristics and commonness of them in order to analyze the key points of investigation at the scene.


The data of 483 solved homicide cases occurring from January 2006 to March 2010 in the city were analyzed.


Most cases involved 1 victim and 1 suspect, with young male adults dominated. Most of them were non-local residents. The majority of suspects were intentional by passion due to quarrel and dispute. The most common weapons were sharp instruments generally carried by the suspects. Mechanical asphyxia and mechanical injury were the two most common causes of death in these cases.


The social characteristics of suspects, criminal motivation, injury instruments, distribution of injuries, cause of death, and manner of death in Suzhou showed similar general characteristics as the experience for detecting homicide cases in the future.

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