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More than one in two women’s homicide is committed by a family member

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – VALERY HACHE – | More than one woman’s homicide in two (52.1%) is committed by a family member, according to a study by the National Observatory of Crime and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) compiling the police data for 2015 .

More than one woman’s homicide in two (52.1%) is committed by a family member, according to a study by the National Observatory of Crime and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) compiling the police data for 2015 .

According to these figures, in 2015, outside the attacks, 286 women were victims of homicides, according to police and gendarmerie procedures. Among them, 149 were victims of intra-family homicides, or 52.1%, explains the ONDRP, adding that the “conjugal homicides” represent 30,8%.

According to a global survey in 2013, family homicides accounted for 47 per cent of female homicides, compared to 6 per cent of male homicides.

“While women account for 20% of homicide victims, they constitute two thirds of the victims of intra-family homicides,” said the ONDRP.

For women aged 15 to 35, spousal homicides account for 96% of all intra-family homicides. The rate is 88% for women from 6 to 55 years and 55% for women over 55 years.

In rural areas, almost three-quarters (73%) of the homicides of women occur in the family and in almost one out of every two cases the author is the spouse.

In urban communes outside Paris, intra-family homicides account for more than one in two female homicides (52%). In 30% of these cases, marital homicides occurred.

In Paris, family homicides account for 20% of homicides of women, and 10% are homicides in marriage. In 79% of the cases, the author is not a member of the same family.

In 2015, two women were killed in the January attacks and 51 in the November attacks. They were excluded from the analysis in order not to “bias the results”.

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