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Nearly 40% of female murders committed by partner
Nearly 40% of female murders committed by partner

(June 20, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London – Nearly 40% of female murders worldwide are committed by the woman's partner, according to a report published in the Lancet. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis comprised of nearly 120 studies and 490,000 homicides from 66 countries. They found that rates of women murdered by intimate partners varied worldwide, but were highest in southeast Asia, high-income countries, the Americas, and Africa. 13.5% of homicides worldwide were committed by a partner, while 38.6% of female murders were committed by a partner.

 
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