Calls to stem ‘devastating’ rise of femicides

Campaigners and Labour demand government act as killings of women and girls reach 14-year peak

CAMPAIGNERS have called for an urgent inquiry after new figures exposed today a “devastating” rise in femicide in England and Wales.

Office for National Statistics figures show that the number of women and girls killed through homicide has soared, with nearly half being victims of domestic abuse.

Around 241 women and girls were victims of murder, manslaughter or infanticide in the 12 months to March 2019, the ONS data showed today.

The 10 per cent rise, from 220 the...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-02-13 21:02
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