Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee
The Violence and Injury Prevention Program coordinates the Domestic Violence
Fatality Review Committee, a multi-disciplinary team that reviews all
adult homicides perpetrated by an intimate partner, former intimate partner
or stalker, or any other death that occurred in the context of a domestic
dispute (e.g., bystander, police officer shooting, etc.). An epidemiological
model is used to identify risk factors and suggest possible prevention
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Findings from the 2000-2002 Utah Intimate Partner Violence Death Report:
- Domestic violence-related deaths represented nearly one-third (31.7%)
of all Utah homicides.
- More than half (64.2%) of the victims were killed by an intimate partner.
- Twelve (25.5%) of the suspects committed suicide after the homicide.
- Of those suspects prosecuted and sentenced, the majority (42.9%) were
charged with a first-degree felony and received three-years-to-life
- The rate for Utah victims was 1 male to 2.1 females.
- The victims ranged in age from 22-79 years; 73.5 percent were under
50 years of age.
- Hispanic/Latino adults accounted for 20 percent of suspects.