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 measures.

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Findings from the 2003-2008 Domestic Violence Fatalities in Utah 2003-2008

  • There is approximately one DV-related homicide each month in Utah.
  • One out of three adult homicides are domestic violence homicides.
  • A total of 147 children were directly exposed to an IP homicide; 78 percent were under six years of age.
  • Forty-four percent were spouses, 7.6 percent were ex-spouses, 21.2 percent were girlfriends or boyfriends, and 12.1 percent
    were ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends.

2000-2002 Utah Intimate Partner Violence Death Report