Intimate Partner Homicide of Adolescents

April 15, 2019 | By Avanti Adhia, ScD; Mary A. Kernic, PhD, MPH; David Hemenway, PhD; Monica S. Vavilala, MD; Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH

JAMA Pediatrics

Intimate partner violence during adolescence is widespread, and consequences can be severe. Intimate partner homicide (IPH) is the most extreme form of intimate partner violence, but literature on IPH has almost exclusively focused on adults.
The objective of this investigation is to determine the proportion of adolescent homicides that is perpetrated by intimate partners and to describe the victim, perpetrator, and incident characteristics of these IPHs.


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