The Ministry of Justice has released its interim report on domestic violence death in Saskatchewan as part of the Domestic Violence Death Review.
“This report, combined with the work being done by the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel, will provide important information for determining the province’s response to domestic violence,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant.
According to Wyant, the interim report provides aggregate data gathered from the 48 cases of domestic homicide and nine domestic violence-related suicides that occurred between 2005 and 2014.
Findings of the report show the majority of the victims were female and the majority of the perpetrators male.
A statistic shows over one-third of the victims were under the age of 21 and nearly two thirds of victims were attacked in their own home.
As part of the Domestic Violence Death Review, the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel is currently conducting an in-depth review of six cases of domestic violence homicide.
Once this review is complete, the Panel will use its findings to make recommendations about the future of the review process and provincial responses to domestic violence.
A final report on the Panel’s finding will be released in fall 2017.