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?
Intimate partner homicide has a grave impact on the co-victims, but also on society. Although the phenomenon has been studied worldwide, it remains unclear or contested as to what can be done to prevent the fatality of an (ex)partner.