Table 5 Highly prevalent offender characteristics in rank order

From: Intimate Partner Homicide in England and Wales 2011–2013: Pathways to Prediction from Multi-agency Domestic Homicide Reviews

Offender characteristics (N = 162) Percentage prevalence
Chronic substance abuser (chronic alcohol abuse) 60.7 (39.9)
Co-habiting with the murder victim (both married and unmarried combined) 51.9
Prior crime against the victim 50
Intoxicated at time of the murder 46.3
Unemployed 44.1
Prior domestic abuse arrest 44
Pre-offence suicidal ideation or attempts 40.3
Pre-offence stalking of the murder victim 38.1