Domestic homicide reviews

Domestic homicide reviews (DHR) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004).

This provision came into force on 13 April 2011. A DHR is a review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by:

  • a person to whom they were related or with whom they had been in an intimate personal relationship
  • a member of the same household as themselves

The multi-agency statutory guidance for the conduct of domestic homicide reviews is attached to this page, along with relevant Home Office information leaflets.