15 May 2019

Shocking NZ homicide reality

From The Panel, 4:09 pm on 15 May 2019

A major Stuff investigation has resulted in The Homicide Report. The investigators found 134 women were killed by a partner or ex-partner, in the past 15 years. That's nine women a year. It's not just the number of killings that's disturbing, it's the level of aggression. The investigation found a significant proportion of the killings involve what's known as "overkill", where the violence used was far beyond what was necessary to cause death. Ang Jury from Women's Refuge explains the importance of funding initiatives like the Integrated Safety Response scheme.