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What are the statistics of women who resort to murdering abusive husbands?

Yes, they do, but when a woman commits a domestic homicide, most often the husband was an abuser who was killed during an assault in which the woman was the victim. Of husbands who were killed by their wives, 60 percent precipitated their own deaths by being the first to use physical force or threaten with a weapon. Indeed, those homicides committed by victims during a battering incident are often committed using the abuser’s own weapon, which he had used against the victim.