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Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013.

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Smucker, S; Kerber, RE; Cook, PJ
Published in: Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
June 2018

Intimate partner homicide (IPH) is a critical public health and safety issue in the USA. In this study, we determine the prevalence and correlates of perpetrator suicide and additional homicides following intimate partner homicide (IPH) in a large, diverse state with high quality data. We extract IPHs from the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System for 2004-2013 and identify suicides and other homicides that were part of the same incidents. We analyze the likelihood (in odds ration form) of perpetrator suicide and additional homicides using logistic regression analysis. Almost all IPH-suicide cases were by men with guns (86.6%). Almost one-half of IPHs committed by men with guns ended with suicide. Male-perpetrated IPH incidents averaged 1.58 deaths if a gun was used, and 1.14 deaths otherwise. It is well-known that gun access increases the chance that a violent domestic relationship will end in death. The current findings demonstrate that gun IPH is often coupled with additional killings. As suicidal batterers will not be deterred from IPH by threat of punishment, the results underline the importance of preemption by limiting batterers' access to guns.

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Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

DOI

EISSN

1468-2869

ISSN

1099-3460

Publication Date

June 2018

Volume

95

Issue

3

Start / End Page

337 / 343

Related Subject Headings

  • Suicide
  • Sex Distribution
  • Public Health
  • Population Surveillance
  • North Carolina
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Humans
  • Homicide
 

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Smucker, S., Kerber, R. E., & Cook, P. J. (2018). Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013. Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 95(3), 337–343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-018-0252-8
Smucker, Sierra, Rose E. Kerber, and Philip J. Cook. “Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013.Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 95, no. 3 (June 2018): 337–43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-018-0252-8.
Smucker S, Kerber RE, Cook PJ. Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 2018 Jun;95(3):337–43.
Smucker, Sierra, et al. “Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013.Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 95, no. 3, June 2018, pp. 337–43. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11524-018-0252-8.
Smucker S, Kerber RE, Cook PJ. Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 2018 Jun;95(3):337–343.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

DOI

EISSN

1468-2869

ISSN

1099-3460

Publication Date

June 2018

Volume

95

Issue

3

Start / End Page

337 / 343

Related Subject Headings

  • Suicide
  • Sex Distribution
  • Public Health
  • Population Surveillance
  • North Carolina
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Humans
  • Homicide