Posted on November 27, 2014
Of the 204 women murdered in Ireland since 1996, 78 women (53% of resolved cases) were killed by those closest to them - a current or former husband, partner or boyfriend. That is 1 in every 2 women killed in Ireland by a current or former intimate partner where the case has been resolved.
Threats to kills and attempts to kill are a common feature of domestic violence and leave many women living in a constant state of fear. The tragic reality is that some women pay the ultimate price of their lives.
Research conducted in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK has found that killing by a partner is the form of homicide which most women are most at risk of.
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