149 women killed by men in 2018

Femicide Census for 2018 records the highest number of women killed since census began
A protest in central London, demanding an end to domestic violence. The majority of killings (68%) occurred either in or immediately around the woman’s house. Photograph: Yanice Idir/Alamy Stock Photo
A protest in central London, demanding an end to domestic violence. The majority of killings (68%) occurred either in or immediately around the woman’s house. Photograph: Yanice Idir/Alamy Stock Photo

In half the cases, perpetrators had previous histories of violence against the victim or other women, with three men found to have killed before.

Overkilling – defined as the use of excessive, gratuitous violence beyond that necessary to cause the victim’s death – was evident in 56% of cases.

Read the full article by Laith Al-Khalaf and Alexandra Topping on the Guardian website

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