POLICE Department

Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV)

Texas Intimate Partner Fatality Report-Honoring Texas Victims 2021

204 Texans were killed by their intimate partners across 63 Counties in 2021.

In 2021, 204 Texans were victims of intimate partner homicide. This number includes 169 women and 35 men, including 12 LGBTQ+ victims. Homicide perpetrators also shot and killed 22 family members, friends, or bystanders, including 11 children ages 18 and below. During the homicides, perpetrators injured an additional 21 victims including four law enforcement officers, six children, and 11 family members and friends. Victims ranged in age from 16 to 85. Two hundred fifty-six adults and minor children lost a parent to domestic violence.

Texas counties with the largest populations report the highest number of fatalities. 
Harris County reported the highest number of fatalities of 46 intimate partner fatalities- 39 women killed and 7 men.

Honoring Texas Victims is a report compiled by TCFV which presents an annual fatality review of victims killed by intimate partners. It pays tribute to Texans who lost their lives by memorializing their story and offers an analysis of data drawn from these tragic loses. In addition to the report, we publish victims' narratives and fact summaries for women, men, and same-sex partners.

The Houston Police Department cares about you and your safety.
If you are in immediate danger dial 9-1-1.  If you are in the city limits of Houston and are in need a non-emergency police response dial (713)-884-3131.
For additional information, please contact the Family Violence Unit at (713)-308-1100.