Is Domestic Homicide on the Decline?

October 31, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

An article from The Society Pages observed the change in murders between spouses over a recent 30 year span. From that data they were able to find that:

  • The number of husbands killed by wives dropped by 75%
  • The number of wives killed by husbands dropped by 25%
  • The ratio between the two dropped from 82% to 28%

The author notes that the drop in husband on wife homicides dropped less than the overall decrease in any homicides, so that drop is likely not statistically significant. However, the “spousal rate of killing” ratio dropping as much as it has is something that should be examined. To read more about the author’s ideas on the topic click here.

Source: The Society Pages