This is the lowest figure since specific statistics were put in place fifteen years ago.
In 2020, "the national study on violent deaths within the couple", which the Parisian was able to consult exclusively, identified 125 domestic homicides, among which 102 victims were women.
A significant drop compared to 2019 (173 including 146 women), a dark year in this area.
Despite everything, several constants emerge: the acting out occurs overwhelmingly at home, in a context of separation and / or argument.
Even more, it appears that 35% of these women had already suffered violence (physical or psychological), and that three quarters of them had already lodged a complaint, ie 18% of the total victims.
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A figure to which we must add about 6% of various reports to the police.
In addition, a third of the victims (33%) were killed by firearms, even though the law has allowed, since July 2020, their preventive seizure in the event of a complaint.
Another third died after using a bladed weapon.
Hauts-de-France is the most affected region, ahead of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Île-de-France.
As for the perpetrators, for the vast majority of French nationality, 37 of them committed suicide after their act, half committed in the context of taking alcohol, drugs or psychotropic medication in the victim. and / or the author.
Their profile, again a constant, also raises social issues: 66% do not or no longer exercise.
Because if nearly one in two is between 30 and 49 years old, the over 70s represent a significant part (23%) and still unrecognized of this type of crime. The motive most often invoked is then that of the victim's illness or old age. Finally, to these tragedies should be added that experienced by the children: in 2020, 82 of them became orphans of one or even both of their parents and 8 were killed at the same time as their mother.