Reports

Homicide Report: Relationship Abuse in Minnesota

 

For 30 years, the Coalition has provided annual documentation on domestic violence homicide in Minnesota. Formerly known as the “Femicide Report,” the Intimate Partner Homicide Report: Relationship Abuse in Minnesota has changed its tone, purpose, and criteria over the decades. One thing that has remained consistent is the attempt to document every woman killed by a current or former intimate partner, as well as victims who were murdered while being stalked, engaging in sex work or used in prostitution and/or sex trafficking. 

 

No state or federal agency collects comprehensive data on domestic violence or intimate partner homicides.

 

Violence Free Minnesota relies on public information and news accounts for data collection. The murders of people of color, Native women and two-spirit people, those living in poverty, rural victims and children, members of the LGBTQ community - particularly transgender women of color, people who engage in sex work, and women and children used in prostitution and sex trafficking may be underrepresented in our report as they often go unreported in mainstream media.

 

Please contact us if you have updated or more complete information on any intimate partner homicide.

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or information regarding the Intimate Partner Homicide Report, please contact Becky Smith at bsmith@vfmn.org or 651-646-6177 ext. 115.

 

Rights reserved. We ask that any use of this information be credited to Violence Free Minnesota.

Archived Reports

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Special Homicide Report:

Intimate Partner Homicide in Minnesota: A Retrospective, 1989 - 2018

Special Femicide Report: 

Strangulation and Women and Children Murdered In Minnesota, 1989-2005​​​​



NOTE: All Femicide and Homicide Reports are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Policy and Legal System Reports

Violence Free Minnesota participates in grant-funded special projects that allow us to examine the realities of relationship abuse in Minnesota and the impact the criminal justice and legal systems have on victim/survivors and their families. 

Download the Enhancing Safety and Security for Victims of Incarcerated Offenders Project Report

Housing: Point in Time Count

Since 2017, Violence Free Minnesota has annually partnered with the Minnesota Office to Prevent and End Homeless to administer the Safe Housing Survey: Supplemental Homeless DV/SA Point In Time Count  - or the attempting to flee count - to count the number of people fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in one night in January.

2017 PIT Summary

2018 PIT Summary

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