This report includes an analysis of data collected by local fatality review teams in the state of Florida between April 2010 and April 2011. Teams submitted completed reviews of domestic violence homicides and near homicides that occurred between 2005 and 2011. In total, teams submitted 64 complete reviews that are included in the analysis. Findings from this data collection continue to highlight several consistent aspects of victim and perpetrator profiles and factors that suggest a heightened risk of lethality.
This is the second report produced by the statewide domestic violence fatality review team. It is designed to provide policy makers, state and community leaders and collaborative partners with findings and recommendations based on an analysis of data from reviews by local fatality review teams, as well as an in-depth case study conducted by the statewide team.