Reports

Femicide census reports dating from 2009 – 2018

10 Year Femicide Report 2009-2018

10 year femicide census

Released on 25th November 2020, our 10 year report is the most comprehensive study of the women killed by men in the UK, 2009-2018.

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.

On average, a woman is killed by a current or former partner  every 4 days

Of the 888 women killed by partners or former partners, at least 378 (43%)  were known to have separated, or taken steps to separate, from the perpetrator.

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Of the cases where women had separated, or made attempts to separate, 89% (338) were killed within the first year
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38% (142) were killed within the first month of separation
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5% were killed three or more years after separation
A history of abuse was known in 59% of 1,042 femicides committed by current or former partners or other male relatives, of those a third were known to have reported the abuse to the police.
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70% of killings took place either in the shared home of the victim and perpetrator or the victim's home
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29 of the men (2%) had killed before of these 69% (20) had killed women

Previous femicide reports

2018 report

Download the report on 2018 femicides

2017 report

Download the report on 2017 femicides

2016 report

Download the report on 2016 femicides

2009 - 2015

Download the report of femicides committed between 2009 and 2015