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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.

General note: Reference period - selected day of the year.

Country: Austria

- Change in definition (2001 - onwards):
(a) - The figures have been revised and are using ''number of relationships'' as a counting unit. A relationship is counted between one victim and one perpetrator.
(b) - The figures are based on the definition given by the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) for intentional homicide (0101), attempted intentional homicide (0102), serious assault (020111), rape (03011), sexual assault (03012) and robbery (0401).
(c) - 1.1: Victims of homicide killed by a family member living in the same household
(b) - 1.2: Victims 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.

Measurement: Victims of homicide , Country: Switzerland

- Source: Police crime statistics (PCS)
- Break in methodology (2009 - onwards): break in series due to the the revision of the police crime statistics in 2009:
(a) Data exclude cases with unknown sexes
(b) Homicide: does not include attempted murder (Swiss criminal code art. 111-117;

-Period (2000-2004): Prior to 2009, only the so-called “minimal” crime statistics existed, which was realized by the Federal Office of Police and did not include detailed data on the victims of homicides. However, thanks to a special survey conducted in 2005, detailed data on police-recorded homicides are available for the years 2000 to 2004.

Country: Turkiye

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.