Fatality Reports

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (PCADV) annual Fatality Report has been the single most reliable source for information about domestic violence-related deaths in Pennsylvania for more than 19 years. 

In the last 10 years, more than 1,600 people have died from domestic violence-related incidents in Pennsylvania. Those killed included women, children, and men of all ages, races, sexual orientation, and socio-economic groups. In 2018, 123 victims lost their lives to domestic violence in Pennsylvania. This number includes 85 females and 38 males. Additionally, there were 59 perpetrator deaths. 

2018 Domestic Violence Homicide Victims

  • 123 Victim Deaths

  • 68% Killed by Current of Former Intimate Partner

  • 57% Killed with a Firearm

PCADV Fatality Reports

View the most recent Domestic Violence Fatality Reports

Online Resource Homicide Dashboard

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and made possible by STOP funding, PCADV in collaboration with the Penn State Data Center, Institute for State and Regional Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University of Harrisburg, has created a publicly-available Homicide Dashboard. The interactive digital dashboard visually summarizes homicide data we tracked from news accounts, domestic violence programs, and police departments.

View the Dashboard