Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The epidemiology of child homicides in South Africa

Shanaaz Mathews, Naeemah Abrahams, Rachel Jewkes, Lorna J Martin & Carl Lombard

Volume 91, Number 8, August 2013, 562-568

Table 1. Number and percentage of operating medicolegal laboratories (MLLs) from which child homicide cases were drawn, by number of autopsies performed annually in each laboratory, South Africa, 2009

Autopsies performed Total no. of MLLs No. (%) MLLs sampled
< 500 81 20 (24.7)
500–1499 33 13 (39.4)
> 1 499 9 5 (55.5)
Total 123 38 (30.9)