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New York City and San Francisco Release Domestic Violence Homicide Data  

Author:  Staff Editors.

Source: Volume 02, Number 06, August/September 1997 , pp.81-82(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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On March 31, the New York City Department of Health’s Injury Prevention Program released its study entitled Female Homicide Victims in New York City 1990-1994. Susan A. Wilt, Dr.P.H., Susan M. Illman, M.P.H., and Maia Brody Field reviewed the medical examiner records for all 1156 women ages 16 and older killed between 1990 and 1994. Like other studies regarding murdered women (Jacquelyn C. Campbell, “If I Can’t Have You, No One Can”: Power and Control in Homicide of Female Partners, in Femicide: The Politics of Women Killing 88–113, Jill Radford & Diana E.H. Russell, eds. ; Maria Crawford & Rosemary Gartner, Woman Killing, Intimate Femicide in Ontario 1974-1990, this study shows that murders of women are very different than those of men. Newly released preliminary data on domestic and family violence homicides in San Francisco shows that domestic and family violence is the largest cause of all solved homicides, especially for female homicides.

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