This study used data from 125 intimate partner killings occurring between 2000 and 2005, gathered from newspapers and femicide reports from state coalitions, to explore differences in intimate partner homicides among Asian Americans. The findings suggest that culturally-specific risk assessment and intervention strategies to prevent intimate partner homicides among at-risk Asian Americans are necessary.

Some findings from the study include:

  • In nearly nine out of ten cases, men were the perpetrators
  • Gender differences existed in ages of victims and perpetrators, types of relationships between partners, and nethods of killing
  • Most homicides occurred among Southeast Asians
  • East Asians had the highest within group proportion of suicides


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Global Study on Homicide: Gender-related killing of women and girls, 2018

Global Study on Homicide: Gender-related killing of women and girls, 2018

By United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Around 87,000 women were killed around the world in 2017, including 50,000 (58%) at the hands of intimate partners or family members. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know. This study examines available homicide data to analyze the gender-related killing of women and girls, with a specific focus on intimate partner and family-related homicide and how this relates to the status and roles of women in society and the domestic sphere.

by Bushra Sabri, Jacquelyn C, Campbell. and Chic Dabby
Violence Against Women 

March 2016

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