Victims of homicide by relationship of perpetrator to victim and sex
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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources

A homicide is intentional or unintentional killing.
Intentional homicide is a death deliberately inflicted on a person by another person, including infanticide.Non-intentional homicide is a death not deliberately inflicted on a person by another person. That includes crime of manslaughter but excludes traffic accidents that result in a death of persons. The distinction between intentional and unintentional homicide differs from country to country, as does the definition of attempted murder.

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Country: Austria
Change in definition (2002 - 2012): 1.1: Victims of homicide killed by a family member living in the same household
1.2: Vicitms of homicide killed by a family member not living in the same household
Country: Belarus
Break in methodlogy (2011): From 1995 to 2010 data are based on reported crimes. From 2011 data refer to completed investigation of criminal cases.
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (2000): Data do not cover whole year.
Country: Canada
Differences in totals and the sum of subtotals (by relashionships and/or gender) can be observed because the totals also include victims where the gender of the victim was reported as unknown and where the perpertrator and victim's relationships is unknown.
A spouse refers to husband/wife (legally married), common-law husband/wife, and same sex spouse (legal or common-law). An ex-spouse refers to opposite sex separated/divorced spouse, opposite sex separated common-law spouse and ex-same-sex spouse (separated or divorced)
Country: Croatia
Attempted murders are not included under Homicides.
Country: Cyprus
Data cover only the area controlled by the Republic of Cyprus. 2008: data include victims of aiplane accidents.
Country: Denmark
Change in definition (2010 onwards): Data do not include non-intentional homicide.
Country: Estonia
Break in methodlogy (1990 - 1995): Change in laws and methodology.
Country: Finland
Change in definition (2003 - 2011): Data include homicides commited by Finnish residents against Finnish residents. All years: Data include only intentional homicides.
Country: Georgia
Territorial change (2005 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region.
Country: Georgia
Additional information (2012 - 2014): There are some cases where the gender is not known
Country: Germany
Break in methodology (2009): Transition to delivery of individual PCS data sets and introduction of a six-digit key number system at national level
Country: Germany
- Source: German Police Crime Statistics (PCS).
- Figures include data on completed acts of murder, manslaughter, less serious case of manslaughter, killing a person at their own request, bodily injuries resulting in death and homicide by negligence, but exclude sexual coercion attended by death and robbery resulting in death.
- Break in the PCS methodology in 2011 concerning the data acquisition by victim-suspect relationships.
- From 1995 to 2010 data on relatives were recorded without distinction between partner, family member or another relative. Therefore, neither data concerning victimes of homicide killed by spouse, another relative nor ex-spouse can be provided.
- Data on total number of victims differentiated by cases in which suspects were identified or unknown can only be provided since 2011.
Country: Germany
Spouse refers to spouse/marriage partner, registered partnership, non-marital life partnership; Another relative refers to a family member or other relative; Another person refers to a former partner, informal and formal social relationship, no relationship, unclarified/unknown; Ex-spouse refers to a former partnership (ex-spouse, former partner of a non-marital life partnership, former partner of a registered partnership); Friend or any other acquaintance refers to an informal and formal social relationship (acquaintance, casual previous relation); Perpetrator unknown/stranger refers to no relationship, unclarified/unknown.
Country: Israel
Numbers of victims are based on causes of death files.
Country: Italy
Data refer to intentional homicides.
Country: Netherlands
Break in methodlogy (2000): Starting from 1996 and onwards, data are collected through the cause of death registration. Include also manslaughter, justifiable homicide in self-defence and death due to armed conflict.
Country: Netherlands
Change in definition (2000 - 2005): Data on "perpetrator unknown" includes also "unknown if perpetrator is known".
Country: Serbia
Data exclude territory of Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Slovakia
Change in definition (1990 onwards): Only intentional killing included.
Country: Spain
For 2012-2013 the total for both sexes is not the sum of male and female because some victims have unknown sex.
Country: Spain
Territorial change (2009 - 2013): Data exclude Cataluna police region. From 2014 totals include Cataluna police region, but subtotals do not.
Country: Sweden
Data on victims of homicides includes completed murder, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, infanticide and assault leading to death. Figures are taken from the elaborated homicide data, whereby police reported homicides that after investigation or court procedure turn out not being homicides have been excluded.
Country: Switzerland
Break in methodlogy (2009): Break in series, revision of crime statistics.
Country: Switzerland
Change in definition (2000 - onwards): Data exclude cases with unknown sexes. Homicide: does not include attempted murder
Country: Turkey
Additional information (1995 - 2013): Data cover intentional and non-intentional homicide as defined.
Country: Ukraine
From 2014 data cover the territories under the government control.
Country: United Kingdom
Change in definition (2000 - onwards): Data for spouse also include ex-spouse and partner/ex-partner.
Country: United Kingdom
Reference period (2000 - onwards): Data refer to financial year (from 1April to 31 March)
Country: United Kingdom
Territorial change (2000 - onwards): Data refer to England and Wales.