For nearly 30 years, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women has been producing the Femicide Report which provides annual documentation on domestic violence homicide in Minnesota.
The information contained within these reports is overwhelming in terms of the numbers of individual deaths that are recorded. The reports list the number of people killed, however they do not reveal the enormous number of people impacted by those deaths, nor do the reports reflect the hundreds of thousands of individuals who, across these years, have experienced domestic violence and survived.
Domestic violence and domestic homicide have a devastating effect on every person living in Minnesota. Each of the victims is someone’s daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother, family member, intimate partner, friend, neighbor, or co-worker.Our challenge to the community is to not let these deaths go unnoticed but rather to use these brutal murders as a springboard for action.