Femicide – Men’s Fatal Violence Against Women Goes Beyond Domestic Violence

The key point that sheds light on what happened to Jodi:

“Men are more likely to have been killed by someone they were abusing, women are more likely to have been killed by someone they were being abused by.”

Karen Ingala Smith

I wrote this piece for Women’s Aid’s magazine Safe:

The Office for National Statistics released findings from the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales on 12 February. Men continue to be more likely to be killed than women, there were 343 male victims compared to 183 female victims (of all ages including children and babies). Men are more likely to be killed, 343 of the 536 homicide victims were male. Court proceedings had concluded for 355 (55%) of 649 suspects relating to 536 homicides.  For those suspects where proceedings had concluded, 90% (338 suspects) were male and 10% were female (38 suspects). Men are more likely to be killed, but their killers are overwhelmingly men. Women are less likely to be killed, when they are, they are overwhelmingly killed by a man.  When we’re talking about fatal violence, we are almost always talking about men’s violence.

The words homicide…

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