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Gender Differences in Intimate Partner Homicides Among Ethnic Sub-Groups of Asians

TitleGender Differences in Intimate Partner Homicides Among Ethnic Sub-Groups of Asians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSabri, B, Campbell, JC, Dabby, FC
JournalViolence Against Women
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number1552-8448 (Electronic)1077-8012 (Linking)
Accession Number26391620
KeywordsAdult, Asian Americans/*statistics & numerical data, Asians, Crime Victims/*statistics & numerical data, Criminals/*statistics & numerical data, Female, Gender differences, Homicide, homicide-suicides, homicides, Humans, Intimate partner violence, Intimate Partner Violence/*ethnology, Male, Middle Aged, Sex Factors, United States/epidemiology

This study explored differences in intimate partner homicides (IPHs) among Asian Americans. Data from newspapers and femicide reports by different state coalitions on 125 intimate partner killings occurring between 2000 and 2005 were analyzed. Men were the perpetrators in nearly 9 out of 10 cases of Asian IPHs. Gender differences were found in ages of victims and perpetrators, types of relationship between partners, and methods of killing. Most homicides occurred among South-east Asians, and East Asians had the highest within-group proportion of suicides. The findings call for culturally competent risk assessment and intervention strategies to prevent IPHs among at-risk Asian Americans.