Sentence Examples


  • Once only do we find him taking an interest in the affairs of his neighbours, - to ask pardon from the government for a homicide.'
  • A single case of homicide often leads to a series of similar crimes or to protracted warfare between neighbouring families and communities; the murderer, as a rule, takes refuge in the mountains from the avenger of blood, or remains for years shut up in his house.
  • In some districts there is a fixed price of blood; at Argyrokastro, for instance, the compensation paid by the homicide to the relatives of his victim is 1200 piastres (about £10), at Khimara 2000 piastres; once the debt has been acquitted amicable relations are restored.
  • The increase is partly covered by contravvenzioni, but almost every class of penal offence shows a rise except homicide, and even in that the diminution is slow, 5418 in 1880, 3966 in 1887, 4408 in 1892, 4005 in 1897, 3202 in 1902; and Italy remains, owing to the frequent use of the knife, the European country lit which it is most frequent.
  • Manuel Eisner, of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, assembled a "History of Homicide Database" in which he meticulously logged all estimates of the murder rate in different countries throughout the last thousand years.

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