CDC: Half of All Female Homicide Victims Are Killed by Intimate Partners : The Two-Way : NPR
More than half of female homicide victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence — and in 10 percent of those cases, violence shortly before the killing might have provided an opportunity for intervention.
That is according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published Thursday, that takes a close look at the homicides of women.
More than 55 percent of the deaths were related to partner violence, and the vast majority of those were carried out by a male partner.
“What’s notable is that this is across all racial ethnic groups,” says Emiko Petrosky, a science officer at the CDC and an author of the report. “Intimate partner violence can affect anyone … it really just shows that [this] is a public health problem.”