2,340 Intimate Partner Homicides in 2007

Intimate partner violence is often fatal. For example, stalking, which involves unwanted repeated harassing or threatening conduct that causes fear in a reasonable person, often escalates over time and may become violent and ultimately lethal. There were 2,340 intimate partner homicides in 2007. 70% of the victims were female. Women are more often killed by someone they know: in 2007, 64% of the female homicide victims were killed by a family member or intimate partner. An additional 25% of the female homicide victims were killed by other individuals they knew, and approximately 10% were murdered by a stranger.

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