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 in Washington State as a result of domestic violence. These deaths include 17 women and 2 men killed by abusive partners or ex-partners; friends, family members, and bystanders killed by abusers; abusers killed by victims, their friends or family, or law enforcement officers; and abuser’s suicide deaths following domestic violence homicide or attempted homicide. Also available: 2014 fatalities infographic or an interactive version.

2013 Domestic Violence Fatalities In 2013, 35 people were killed in Washington State as a result of domestic violence. This is significantly fewer than the 54 domestic violence deaths  in 2012, and the lowest in the seventeen years WSCADV has been collecting this data.

2012 Domestic Violence Fatalities This summary includes:

  • table of all domestic violence fatalities 1997-2012.
  • names of victims killed by abusers in 2012
  • homicides and suicides by county for 2012
  • rate of murder-suicide
  • weapons used in domestic violence homicides

 

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