DHR Reports 2024

Explore the profound impact of strangulation in domestic settings. In response to the introduction of the Strangulation and Suffocation offence, IFAS, funded by the Home Office, delves into this critical issue.

 

Report 1: An analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews with fatal suffocation and smothering

Published February 2024

The first report in this series is an analysis of 16 DHRs where the method of killing was suffocation or smothering. This report provides a detailed exploration into victim/perpetrator demographics and offers new insights into suffocation and smothering in domestic homicide, including the associated patterns and characteristics of such cases. The report includes key recommendations for both research and practice.

Full report – DHR Analysis – Suffocation & Smothering Report (February 2024)

 

Report 2: An analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews with a history of non-fatal strangulation

Published February 2024

The second report in this IFAS series is an analysis of DHRs with a history of non-fatal strangulation. This report provides a detailed exploration into the victims and perpetrators of non-fatal strangulation, reporting of non-fatal strangulation to the police and the use of formal domestic abuse risk assessments in cases of non-fatal strangulation. This report makes recommendations for future research and the role of DHRs in disseminating learning around the high-risk nature of non-fatal strangulation to enhance professional responses to disclosures of non-fatal strangulation.

Full report – DHR Analysis – Non-Fatal Strangulation Report (February 2024)

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