49 women have been killed due to violence against women this year in Australia, according to the Counting Dead Women Australia researchers of Destroy The Joint.
Destroy the Joint is an organisation that keeps a register of deaths due to violence against women.
Since the register was last updated, another woman has been killed in Darwin overnight – making it 50 deaths this year.
The register records known details about suspected offenders.
Most of those charged for the deaths this year are men, and most were known to the victim (often a partner, ex-partner or relative).
43 deaths were counted in 2021, and 62 in 2020.
The two most recent deaths recorded on the register occurred on Sunday, both in NSW.
One was Dannielle Finlay-Jones, a 31-year-old woman who worked at the Department of Education. Ashleigh Gaddie, a 33-year-old man, was arrested last night and has been charged with her murder. Police believe they were known to each other.
The other death is of a 37-year-old woman who has not yet been named by police. An unnamed 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder.
This morning, police in the Northern Territory reported the death of another woman overnight in Darwin.
The 28-year-old woman died as a result of injuries sustained in an altercation. A 31-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the altercation, and another woman is in hospital in a “stable” condition.
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