Sex/gender-disaggregated fatal violence: a systematic review (protocol)

S. Walby, H. Stöckl, Elizabeth Cook, A. Innes, S. McManus, J. Corsi, R. Kotanen, E. Capelas Barbosa

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The aim of this review is to update and expand Stoeckl et. al’s (2013) systematic review on Intimate Partner Homicide (IPH) by estimating the prevalence of sex/gender disaggregated homicide at a global, regional, and country level. Stoeckl et. al.’s (2013) review provided a disaggregation of IPH by sex of victim and victim/perpetrator intimate relationship. Applying Walby et. al. (2017), this review will expand this by including homicides between non-intimates as well as intimates (i.e., beyond IPH) and two additional dimensions: sexual aspects and sex/gender motivation. Data on three dimensions (victim/perpetrator relationship, sexual aspects, and sex/gender motivation) will be identified through the systematic review strategy (including review of national statistics offices/organisations) detailed above. Additionally, data on a further two dimensions (sex of the victim and sex of the perpetrator) will be extracted from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (as part of the UKPRP/MRC project, within which this review is nested, to create a global dataset on violence). Since 2013, UNODC homicide data have been collected according to the International Classification on Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS, 2015). This means that data exist on the sex of victim (and, often, sex of perpetrator) in many countries.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationPROSPERO
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2021


  • gender identity
  • humans
  • violence

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