Sex-differences in domestic violence homicide in the UK

Karen Ingala Smith writes about the sex-differences in domestic violence killings in the United Kingdom, using figures from the Office of National Statistics. Her key points:

  1. Far fewer men than women are killed in the context of intimate partner violence (57 men in 3 years compared to 249 women)
  2. Men are much more likely to be killed by the spouse of a partner or a love rival (14 out of 57 men, compared to none of the 249 women killed)
  3. Men are much more likely than women to have been killed by someone of the same sex (21 of 57 male homicide victims were killed by a man, compared to one out or 249 women)
  4. Men are more likely to have been killed by someone they were abusing, women are more likely to have been killed by someone they were being abused by.

See Sex-differences and ‘domestic violence murders’ for the full article.

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