Fatality Review

Every three days in Arizona, someone dies in a domestic violence related incident. The deceased include adult and minor victims of abuse, parents & siblings, targeted family members related to a victim of abuse, and bystanders. Also included in this toll are the perpetrators who commit suicide after a completed or attempted homicide as well as perpetrators who are killed by law enforcement when responding to a domestic violence call.  The Coalition tracks these deaths through available media information and has tracked over 100 domestic violence related deaths annually.  Unfortunately, there are many more fatalities committed that we have not obtained knowledge of as well.  Most of these domestic violence homicides are committed by men, and most of the victims are women and children.

The Coalition works with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in order to support the ongoing efforts of our state’s Fatality Review Teams (FRTs). The purpose of established FRTs is to analyze past homicides and the relationship of the victim and perpetrator with the hopes of preventing future fatalities by systemically supporting victims and their families of domestic violence and holding offenders accountable.  This process includes creating and implementing recommendations made by the individual teams in order to improve policies, procedures, and collaboration among agencies based on what the team learns throughout the review.

Arizona currently has 12 established Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams located in:

City of Phoenix
Cochise County
Coconino County
East Valley Cities
Mohave County
Navajo County
Pima County
Pinal County
Santa Cruz County
West Valley Cities
Yavapai County
Yuma County

Several other communities have expressed interest in this important process, and we are working to support both the existing and potential teams.

For more information about Domestic Violence Fatality Review, please contact the Coalition at info@azcadv.org.

Lists of Arizona Domestic Violence Related Fatalities:

Arizona DV Fatalities 2013
Arizona DV Fatalities 2012
Arizona DV Fatalities 2011
Arizona DV Fatalities 2010
Arizona DV Fatalities 2009
Arizona DV Fatalities 2008
Arizona DV Fatalities 2007
Arizona DV Fatalities 2006
Arizona DV Fatalities 2005
Arizona DV Fatalities 2004
Arizona DV Fatalities 2003
Arizona DV Fatalities 2002
Arizona DV Fatalities 2001
Arizona DV Fatalities 2000
Arizona DV Fatalities 1998

AzCADV Fatality Reports:

AzCADV 2012 DV Fatality Report
AzCADV 2011 DV Fatality Report
AzCADV 2010 DV Fatality Report
AzCADV 2009 DV Fatality Report
AzCADV 2005-2008 DV Fatality Report