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

Bushra Sabri, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Firoza Chic Dabby

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-453
Number of pages22
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Asians
  • gender differences
  • homicide-suicides
  • homicides
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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