Table 3

 Relationship and location characteristics of homicide victims, 2003–04

Total, n = 248 (%)IPV incidents, n = 146 (%)Other incidents, n = 102 (%)
*Relationship information was not available for 8 IPV-related and 14 other incidents.
†Chi square test of differences significant at 0.05 or greater.
‡Fisher’s exact test of differences significant at 0.05 or greater.
Relationship to perpetrator*
    Spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend†112 (49.6)102 (73.9)10 (11.4)
    Ex-spouse, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend‡19 (8.4)19 (13.8)
    Parent‡7 (3.1)1 (0.7)6 (6.8)
    Child, stepchild‡31 (13.7)4 (2.9)27 (30.7)
    Other family7 (3.1)3 (2.2)4 (4.6)
    Friend, roommate, acquaintance8 (3.5)3 (2.2)5 (5.7)
    Other known to victim‡16 (7.1)2 (1.5)14 (15.9)
    Stranger‡4 (1.8)4 (4.6)
    Unknown relationship‡22 (9.7)4 (2.9)18 (20.5)
Location
    Apartment/home204 (82.3)117 (80.2)87 (85.3)
    Outside of home36 (14.5)24 (16.4)12 (11.8)
    Unknown8 (3.2)5 (3.4)3 (2.9)