6 Dec 2023

Domestic homicide review reveals 52% of victims were known to police before they were killed

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The vast majority of victims of domestic homicide were in touch with police, health services and other public agencies before they were killed , new research reveals today. Published by the Domestic Abuse commissioner, the review calls for widespread change across the board – from the criminal justice system to social care – to intervene more effectively and try to stop the killings.

We are joined by Professor Khatidja Chantler from Manchester Metropolitan University – who authored the research.