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Female victims of homicide hit a 14-year-high.

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Imnobody4 Thu 13-Feb-20 19:19:24

The number of women killed by a current or former partner has surged by nearly a third, fresh figures have revealed, as overall numbers of female victims of homicide hit a 14-year-high.

There were 80 women killed by a partner or ex in the year to March 2019, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, an increase of 27% from the previous year.

And figures showed the total number of female victims of homicide – that is murder, manslaughter and infanticide – increased from 220 to 241, the second annual increase and the highest number since the year ending March 2006.

So what do Labour leadership contenders intend to do?

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LumpySpacedPrincess Thu 13-Feb-20 20:44:10

This is so bloody depressing but sadly not surprising. Women hating is in quite acceptable nowadays and no one fears being called a sexist so they are quite gleefully sexist, no consequences. Porn culture dehumanises women and girls. No one, bar a few proper feminists, fight this. Too busy carving up women's rights and trying to out queer each other. Meanwhile women and girls suffer as we always have.

slipperywhensparticus Thu 13-Feb-20 20:47:41

My friends and I fear I will become a statistic of my ex he is so vile towards me the police are not concerned

MrsBertBibby Thu 13-Feb-20 20:51:14

Million Women Rise march on 7 March. Anyone going?

Binterested Thu 13-Feb-20 23:03:39

Depends what kind of women tbh. I won’t take time out of my life to march alongside people who tell me not to centre my female biology in my feminism.

WorkingItOutAsIGo Fri 14-Feb-20 09:05:57

This is a sad measure of what we have been feeling about attitudes to women. The increase is particularly amongst older and young women and girls ie the most vulnerable.

Lordfrontpaw Fri 14-Feb-20 09:37:26

Labour won’t do a thing. I wonder if trans women are included in this stat or is that only in perpetrator stats?

Genuinegenius Fri 14-Feb-20 09:39:38

slippery sounds like you’re in a terrible predicament. Keep your friends around you and keep on at the police. Hope you’re OK and stay safe flowers

FebruaryRainandSleet Fri 14-Feb-20 09:42:16

Jesus, Slippery. I wish I could say something more reassuring than 'it's still rare' -- which it is, even though every single case is appalling.

Glad your friends are aware. Can you make him aware that they are aware, so to speak?

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