DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Firearms

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Maximize the use of existing legal means to restrict abusers’ access to firearms.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Family Law

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Improve the ability of family courts to identify domestic violence and appropriately address victims’ and children’s safety and well-being.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Employers

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Build the capacity of friends, family members, neighbors, employers, and coworkers to support domestic violence victims and respond to […]

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Teens

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Increase knowledge about teen dating violence and young people’s access to appropriate services and interventions.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Suicide & Mental Health

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Integrate understanding of domestic violence into mental health, suicide, and substance abuse interventions.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Advocacy

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Offer comprehensive, survivor-centered advocacy at every point at which victims seek help.

Fatalities by County – Updated every 6 months

The current table includes domestic violence homicide and suicide deaths from January 1, 1997 through June 30, 2016. This table is updated every six months in December and June.

Annual summaries of domestic violence fatalities in Washington State

2015 Domestic Violence Fatalities In 2015, 54 people died in Washington State as a result of domestic violence. These deaths include domestic violence victims killed by partners or ex-partners; friends, family members, and bystanders killed by abusers; and abuser’s suicide deaths following domestic violence homicide or attempted homicide. 2014 Domestic Violence Fatalities  In 2014, 44 people died […]