Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 3 2019 - Page 45

PRACTICE PARTNER Frequency of Common Risk Factors in Fatal Domestic Violence Cases Reviewed by Ontario Coroner's Committee from 2003-2017 72% History of domestic violence (current or past) 67% Actual or pending separation 50% Perpetrator depressed 46% Obsessive behaviour displayed by perpetrator Prior threats/attempts to commit suicide 45% Victim had intuitive sense of fear 44% Perpetrator displayed sexual jealousy 41% Prior threats to kill victim 38% Excessive alcohol and/or drug use 40% Perpetrator unemployed 40% History of violence outside the family 34% Escalation of violence 32% Prior attempts to isolate victim 31% An actual or perceived new partner in victim's life 31% % of cases based on number of risk factors per case 1% no factors 13% 1 to 3 factors no factors 15% 4 to 6 factors 1 to 3 factors 71% 7 or more factors 4 to 6 factors 7 or more factors ISSUE 3, 2019 DIALOGUE 45