Resources providing national data and analyses of intimate partner homicide, including information on murder-suicide, are highlighted below.
From 1980 to 2008, nearly 1 out of 5 murder victims were killed by an intimate, and 2 out of 5 female murder victims were killed by an intimate.
This report summarizes data from CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) regarding violent deaths from 16 U.S. states for 2010.
This issue of the NIJ Journal focuses on the topic of intimate partner homicide.
Most murder-suicides (approximately 80%) occur in the home (VPC, 2015).
This NIJ webpage highlights research findings on murder-suicide in the family.
Data analyzed in this report, although not specific to intimate partner violence, suggest that victims of attempted or completed violent crimes rarely use firearms in self-defense.
Analyzing FBI data, this study reports that a woman is far more likely to be the victim of a handgun homicide than to use a handgun in a justifiable homicide.