The Femicide Census collects information on the killing of women and girls aged fourteen years and over by men in the UK. The census database is constantly being updated, as perpetrators are charged, trials held, verdicts reached, sentences issued and women continue to be killed by men. Each published report is based on the most complete data available at the time of writing.
The Femicide Census was launched in 2015 and released its first report ‘Redefining an Isolated Incident’ an analysis of the deaths of women killed between 2009 and 2015, in 2016. Since then, we have released a report every year, looking at femicide in the UK the preceding year which has enabled us to collate and review ten years of femicides in the UK.
In November 2020, we will be releasing our groundbreaking 10-year Report: UK Femicides 2009-2018: The police said, “there is no risk to the wider community.”
The Femicide Census was founded and is directed by Karen Ingala Smith and Clarrie O’Callaghan and is run entirely upon funding though donations and pro bono support.
We will be sharing half of what is raised through this appeal (after costs) with Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA), a fantastic charity offering expert emotional, practical and specialist peer support to those left behind after domestic homicide.