- Intimate partner violence resulted in 142 homicides among women at work in the United States from 2003 to 2008. The findings were published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology by researchers from NIOSH and the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University.
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They report that the leading cause of homicides among women was criminal intent, such as those resulting from robberies of retail stores and homicides carried out by personal relations. Nearly 80 percent of these personal relations were intimate partners.