Guide: How to cite a Government publication in Vancouver (brackets) style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in Vancouver (brackets) style

Cite A Government publication in Vancouver (brackets) style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the Vancouver (brackets) citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Vancouver (brackets) style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title. City: Publisher; Year Published p. Pages Used. 


1. Christiansen L. Street Crime and Violence. Presentation presented at; 2015; Griffith University. 

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




Only 20% of crime is violent in nature. Violent crime involves negligent, intentional or reckless act against a person. It is often thought of as an act that causes physical harm. Violent crime, homicide in particular, is not a random event. Homicide is likely to result from the convergence of high-risk socio-demographic variables. [1]

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