Fatal violence among spouses in the United States, 1976-85.

@article{Mercy1989FatalVA,
  title={Fatal violence among spouses in the United States, 1976-85.},
  author={James A Mercy and Linda E. Saltzman},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1989},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={
          595-9
        }
}
In this paper we examine patterns and trends in homicides between marriage partners in the United States for 1976 through 1985 using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Supplemental Homicide Reports (FBI-SHR). We identified 16,595 spouse homicides accounting for 8.8 per cent of all homicides reported to the FBI-SHR during this 10-year period. The rate of spouse homicide for this 10-year period was 1.6 per 100,000 married persons. The risk of being killed by one's spouse was 1.3… CONTINUE READING

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