Domestic homicide and suicide

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Commissioner responds to new statutory aggravating factor for sexually violent homicides

The Ministry of Justice has today announced: Nicole Jacobs, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales says, “Domestic abuse and sexual violence are closely linked crimes. One in three rapes and sexual assaults are perpetrated by current and ex-partners, and victims of intimate partner rape and sexual violence face particular barriers in finding justice. …

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Fatal domestic abuse reviews renamed to better recognise suicide cases

The Home Office has made changes to reviews conducted after fatal domestic abuse, so that they better recognise often hidden victims of domestic abuse who die by suicide, coercive and controlling behaviour, and economic abuse. This means that a review can be commissioned whenever there is a death that has, or appears to have, resulted …

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Services should do more to stop domestic abuse killings, says Domestic Abuse Commissioner

The vast majority of victims of domestic homicide were in touch with the police, health services and other public agencies before their death, according to research published today by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner and Manchester Metropolitan University. The four thematic reports published today are drawn from a sample of 302 reviews following domestic abuse related …

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