Preventing Domestic Homicides: Chapter 3 - Domestic homicides in rural communities: challenges in accessing resources

Elsevier, Preventing Domestic Homicides, Lessons Learned from Tragedies, 2020, Pages 39-61
Anna-Lee Straatman, Deborah Doherty, and Victoria Banman

Statistics suggest that domestic homicides in rural communities are as prevalent as those in urban communities. Several aspects of rural culture may contribute to elevated risks for domestic homicide in rural areas including firearms culture, social and geographic isolation, lack of or accessibility of services, and poverty. Case studies examine how these risk factors may have contributed to domestic homicides and domestic homicide/suicides in rural Canada.