Domestic Violence Services
About the Minnesota Femicide Report
The 2015 Femicide Report was released on 
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016.

For over 25 years, MCBW has been producing the Femicide Report which provides annual documentation on domestic violence homicide in Minnesota. 

The information contained within these 27 years of 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.

In reporting the total number of deaths, it is important to note that at least this many women, men, and children have been murdered. We cannot be certain we have not missed some deaths since we use a method of data collection that relies upon public informatoin and news accounts. No state or federal agency collects comprehensive data on domestic homicides. In additon, 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 often 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 Khan at skhan@mcbw.org or 651-646-6177 ext. 116.

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
Fax: 651-646-1527



Archived Reports

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008*, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012


2013, 2014, 2015   

Special Femicide Report: Strangulation and Women and Children Murdered In Minnesota, 1989-2005​​​

Femicide Fact Sheet: Women and Children Murdered in Minnesota, 1988-2006​​​​​​​​

NOTE: All Femicide Reports are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

*2008 report not available at this time.

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