Counting dead women in Australia: An in-depth case review of femicide
Patricia Cullen, Geraldine Vaughan, Zhuoyang Li, Jenna Price, Denis Yu & Elizabeth Sullivan
Asia and the Pacific
The present study has emphasised that women are most at risk of fatal violence in their own home, at the hands of a perpetrator who is well known to them, likely male, and with a history of perpetrating violence; however there is insufficient insight into the complex social dynamic that sees non-fatal violence progress to femicide.
- 89% of percent of perpetrators were male (n=62);
- The majority of crimes occurred within the victim's home;
- Over half of femicides were committed by intimate partners, when victim-offender relationship was known;
- Perpetrators of intimate partner femicides were more likely to commit murder-suicide and have a history of violence, when compared to other perpetrators.