The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women monitors information about women and children murdered in our state to educate the public about the lethality of domestic violence and child abuse. We pledge to remember the women, children, family members, and friends who die each year from domestic violence and the women and children who die while being used in prostitution and sex trafficking.
We challenge communities to respond to battered women and their children by providing safe shelter and advocacy services, prevention education for all elementary and secondary students, laws to protect women and children, effective enforcement of those laws, and aggressive prosecution of all domestic assault crimes and all prostitution crimes targeting perpetrators, pimps, and "johns."
Included in these reports are the names of the women and children who have died from domestic violence and child abuse in Minnesota in that year. We also remember the family and friends murdered in domestic violence-related situations.
In reporting the total number of deaths, it is important to note that at least this many women and children have been murdered. We cannot be certain we have not missed some deaths since we must use a method of data collection that relies upon news accounts. No state or federal agency collects comprehensive data on domestic homicides. In addiiton, the murders of women and children of color, women and children living in poverty, rural women and children, lesbian/bisexual/transgender women, and women and children used in prostitution and sex trafficking may be underreported in our listing as they may go unreported in mainstream media.
The Femicide Report is compiled from news accounts and information provided by law enforcement agencies, county attorneys, court administrators, battered women's programs, and family members and friends of murder victims. Please contact us if you have updated or more complete information on any homicide.
If you have any questions, concerns, or information regarding the Femicide Report, please contact Safia Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-646-6177 ext. 16.
Rights reserved. We ask that any use of this information be identified as collected by the battered women's movement in Minnesota through the:
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
60 East Plato Blvd., Suite 130
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-646-6177 or 800-289-6177
NOTE: All Femicide Reports are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
*2008 report not available at this time.