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Forty per cent of murdered women are killed by a partner

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 26 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4026

An intimate partner is responsible for roughly 40% of female homicides globally, according to the latest estimates (38.6% of female homicides, interquartile range 30.8–45.3%). Intimate partners are also responsible for just over 6% of male homicides (6.3%, 3.1–6.3%), say researchers, …

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