Around the world, at least one in seven homicides are committed by a current or former intimate partner.
- Eva Alisic
- The Conversation
In the United States, estimates suggest that, each year, a child may be more likely to lose a parent (the mother, in most cases) to intimate partner homicide than to be diagnosed with leukaemia.
Many of these children witness the killing or its direct aftermath, often involving graphic scenes. Some try to intervene in whatever way they can.
A young boy I worked with yelled as loudly as he could to alert the neighbours, without success.
Children of those involved in intimate partner homicide experience an…