More than 900 women were killed by men in England and Wales over a six-year period, most by their current or former partners, according to the first detailed analysis of deadly male violence against women in those countries.
The Home Office Homicide Index showed there were 518 homicides (murder, manslaughter and infanticide) in the year ending March 2015 in England and Wales. This represents a decrease of 5 offences (1%) from the 523 recorded for the previous year.
So there were, approx, 3,000 homicides over this period, of which 900 were of women by men.
In the year ending March 2015, just under two-thirds of homicide victims (64%) were male, the lowest since 1996 (64%).
The majority of victims were male.
There were differences between males and females in the pattern of relationships between victims and suspects. Women were far more likely than men to be killed by partners/ex-partners (44% of female victims compared with 6% of male victims), and men were more likely than women to be killed by friends/ acquaintances (32% of male victims compared with 8% of female victims).
Given the imbalance in sex of victims it would appear that a man has as much chance of being murdered by a friend as a woman does by a partner. Nearly 50% more likely in fact.
So where is the campaign explaining that friends don’t kill friends?
Or alternatively, fuck off you sexist old slag.