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NCJ Number: NCJ 240430     Find in a Library
Title: Analysis of Intimate Partner Homicides in Massachusetts: An Overview of Supplementary Homicide Report Cases Between 1986 and 2007
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Shelley Penman
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2009
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This report presents detailed findings on the 47 intimate partner (IP) homicide surveys returned to Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) by the District Attorneys.
Abstract: Results show that according to Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) statistics, there were 375 intimate partner homicides in Massachusetts between 1986 and 2007. The number of intimate partner homicides fluctuated considerably over the years reaching a high in 1995 and a low in 2001. There were 24 intimate partner homicides in 2007, a 100 percent increase from the previous year. The average number of intimate partner homicides per year was 17. Data for analysis used SHR data which was collected through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as well as information voluntarily submitted to the Massachusetts State Police, Crime Reporting Unit by local police agencies as of August 2008. Information used during analysis includes data on the age, sex, and race of both the homicide victim and the offender; the relationship of the victim to the offender; the type of weapon used in the offense; and the circumstance and location of the incident. For the purposes of this report, cases were categorized as “intimate partner homicides” if the victim/offender relationship was coded as: husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, ex-husband/ex-wife, common-law husband/wife, or homosexual relationship. Tables, figures, and maps
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics ; Victim-offender relationships ; Abused women ; Sexual assault statistics ; Violence Against Women Act ; Massachusetts
Sale Source: Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
1 Ashburton Place, Room 2133
Boston, MA 02108
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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