The main killers of children in Australia, according to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2010-2012), are:
- Mothers (47%, n=20)
- Fathers (30%, n=13)
- Mothers’ new male partners (19%, n=8)
The phrase “women and children” excludes the fact that many killers of children are women. By consciously ignoring this fact, Keneally, Batty, the Victorian Royal Commission, COAG, etc, seem to be more interested in pursuing ideology than preventing the deaths of children.
20% of perpetrators of family homicides were female (n=30).
20% of perpetrators of intimate partner homicide were female (n=21).