Femicide Census

The Femicide Census is a unique source of comprehensive information about women who have been killed in the UK and the men who have killed them.

Introducing the Femicide Census
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Men’s violence against women is a leading cause of the premature death for women globally but research in the UK and Europe is limited and unconnected.  The Femicide Census significantly improves upon currently available data by providing detailed comparable data about femicides in the UK since 2009, including demographic and social factors and the methods men selected to kill women.  By collating femicides, we can see that these killings are not isolated incidents, and many follow repeated patterns.

Key findings from the 2018 femicide census

149 women  were killed by 147 men

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91 women were killed by their current or former male spouse or intimate partner.
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12 women (8%) were killed by sons or step-sons; a further 5 women (3%) were killed by a son-in-law or ex son-in-law.
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94% of femicides were committed by a man known to the victim.

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