UK Femicide Census 2009-2018
The latest UK Femicide Census reports that 1,425 women were killed by men in the UK from 2009-2018. The Femicide Census significantly improves upon currently available data by providing detailed comparable data about femicides in the UK, including demographic and social factors and the methods men selected to kill women.
This report presents information on 1,425 femicides: the crimes, the victims, the perpetrators and the criminal justice outcomes. The report shows that women are killed by their husbands, partners and ex-partners; by sons, grandsons and other male relatives; by acquaintances, colleagues, neighbours and strangers. The killing of a woman, especially in a domestic setting, is often reported as an “isolated incident” and “giving no cause for wider public concern”. On the contrary, however, the Femicide Census illustrates exactly why there is every cause for wider public concern. Femicides are the epitome of the state failing to respect, protect and fulfil women’s human rights, and a public response of this nature minimises and obscures the scale, extent and connected nature of men’s violence against women.