Risk Assessment for Lethality in Domestic Violence Cases
- Leaving an Abusive partner
- Leaving an Abusive partner for another partner
- Stalking: One Study indicated that 76% percent of female intimate partner murder victims had reported being stalked to the police.
- Rape or other forms of Forced Sex
- Intimate partner physical assault
- Threats to Kill
- Prior Attempts to Strangle
- Escalating Physical Violence over Time
- Threatening partner with a knife or a gun
- Multiple forms of abuse
- Presence of firearm in the house
- Threatening to shoot pet or person the victim cares about
- Cleaning, holding, or loading a gun during an argument or during time when tension is high
- Firing a gun during an argument
- Short Courtships
- Male abuser not the father of children in the household
- Abuse during pregnancy
- Use of Illegal Drugs
- Estrangement from a controlling partner
- Separating from an abusive partner after living with them, especially If abusive partner is highly controlling
- Highly controlling partner
- Injury to family pet 
Risk Markers for Severe Injury
- Alcohol or other drug use
- Intermittent Employment or Recent Unemployment
In all domestic violence cases, there is a significant overlap of domestic violence and other criminality, both violent and non violent.
- Under optimal conditions, with prompt response by officials and continued oversight, a prior arrest for a domestic violence charge can have an inhibiting effect.
- Having never cohabitated with partner.
- Electronic Monitoring of Abuser
 McFarlane, J., J. Campbell, and S. Wilt. “Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide.” Homicide Studies 3(4) (November 1999): 300-316, NCJ 179872. http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=179872
 National Institute of Justice. “Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges.” (Published April 2009): http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/practical-implications-research/pages/toc.aspx
 Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, et al. “Risk Factors for Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results From a Multisite Case Control Study,”(2003 July; 93(7): 1089–1097, Am J Public Health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447915/
 Danger Assessment, http://www.dangerassessment.com/Publications.aspx
 Connecticut restores a program that used GPS to track high-risk domestic-violence offenders http://articles.courant.com/2012-06-13/news/hc-domestic-violence-gps-0614-20120613_1_gps-device-alvin-notice-tiana-notice.