Marieke Liem is Professor at Leiden UniversityProfile page
Worldwide one in seven homicides involve the killing of an intimate partner. In the Netherlands this number is even higher: one in four homicides concern intimate partner homicides. But who are the offenders and victims of intimate partner homicide?
Between 1992 and 2020, roughly half of all homicide victims in the Netherlands were born abroad, which is striking as they only make up a small percentage of the population. We reflect on the representation of immigrant groups in the Dutch ‘homicide landscape’ over the last 30 years.
The pandemic and adopted measures present a great challenge for public health, social life, the economy, and (violent) crime. In a series of blogs, we examine to what extent the pandemic has impacted violent crime. First, we discuss causality and the potential mechanisms at work.