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Research Brief: Homicide Co-Victimization

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This report summarizes facts on the prevalence of persons (“co-victims”) who have lost a family member or friend to homicide, the harms and consequences they experience from the homicide, the nature and availability of services for co-victims, and areas where this domain of victim services needs to improve.
This fact sheet provides a comprehensive review of research and practice on homicide co-victimization. This research brief describes how the evidence base for homicide co-victimization is growing, while highlighting key areas where further research is needed.
Date Created: August 20, 2018