#65 – Man Murders Woman 2016

In Memory Man Murders Woman 2016

We are sad and angry to report the death of the 65th woman from known or presumed male violence.
On 20th December 2016, man in his 40s allegedly stabbed a 33 year old woman, reportedly his former partner, while in mediation in the Joondalup Courthouse, in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Unarmed police officers who were present on unrelated matters arrested the Quinns Rocks man who has since been charged with murder.
Mediation is a mandatory element of family court processes, unless an exemption is granted by the court.

While Perth’s CBD court has airport style security measures, suburban courts are reportedly only staffed with security guards.

Background:

The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on this page.

At the time of posting, 92% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (71 of the total 77 alleged perpetrators), with 13 missing or dead women on the watch list. 94% of women were killed, where known, by male perpetrators (or male and female perpetrators).

The count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia is jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will not intentionally publish posts or comments which do this.

Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally or legally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at wimms@womenshoutoutaustralia.com or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.

Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia

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