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.

The latest 10 year report is the most comprehensive study to date.

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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. Please help us fund this vital work.

Key findings from the femicide census 2009-2018

On average, a woman is killed by a man  every 3 days

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62% of all women killed by men (888/1,425) were killed by a current or former partner.
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At least 34% of women killed had children under 18 years of age.
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A history of abuse was known in 59% of 1,042 femicides committed by current or former partners or other male relatives.

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