The main killers of children in Australia, according to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2010-2012), are:


  1. Mothers (47%, n=20)
  2. Fathers (30%, n=13)
  3. 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).


  • dhukka says:

    I was wondering if you could provide a direct link to these statistics about child homicide. I searched the AIC site and couldn’t find it. Thanks in advance

    • Jibbity says:

      This article is very poorly written, The author does not provide any references to statistics. I had to do my own research to find a source in the time frame listed by the author the information did not match that provided by the author.

      Filicide – victim is the child of the offender

      Cussen and Bryant find that, from 2002-03 and 20011-12 the characteristics of offenders in cases of filicide where Male 90 [48%] and Female 96 [52%]

      Cussen, T. and Bryant, W. (2015). Domestic/family homicide in Australia. Research in Practice, [online] (38), p.5. Available at: [Accessed 7 Feb. 2016]..

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