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Role of Ethnicity and Context: Intimate Femicide Rates Among Social Groups in Israeli Society

NCJ Number
Violence Against Women Volume: 16 Issue: 12 Dated: December 2010 Pages: 1424-1436
Revital Sela-Shayovitz
Date Published
December 2010
13 pages
The study examined differences in the characteristics of intimate femicide among various groups in Israeli society between 1995 and 2007.
The findings show that Israeli-born Jews and Arabs were underrepresented among intimate femicide offenders. By contrast, the proportion of Ethiopian immigrants was 21 times higher than their proportion in the total population, and immigrants from the former USSR were overrepresented by 142.1 percent. Ethiopian immigrants differed significantly from the other groups with regard to femicide followed by suicide: Among Ethiopian immigrants, the percentage of femicide followed by suicide was almost twice as high as the percentage found among the other groups. In addition, immigrants from the former USSR differed significantly from the other groups with regard to femicide under the influence of alcohol. (Published Abstract)