The global prevalence of intimate partner homicide: a systematic review

Heidi Stöckl, Karen Devries, Alexandra Rotstein, Naeemah Abrahams, Jacquelyn Campbell, Charlotte Watts, Claudia Garcia Moreno The Lancet, 2013; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61030-2 The global prevalence of intimate partner homicide: a systematic review

At least one in seven homicides globally and more than a third of female homicides are perpetrated by an intimate partner.

Evidence for the magnitude of homicides by intimate partners is scarce and hampered by the large amount of missing information about the victim-offender relationship.

Strategies to reduce homicide risk include:

  • increased investment in intimate partner violence prevention
  • risk assessments at different points of care
  • support for women experiencing intimate partner violence
  • control of gun ownership for people with a history of violence

The prevention of homicide is an important policy goal in every country and the prevention of intimate partner homicides is a crucial part of this aim, particularly for women.

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