On the Nancy Grace show on Thursday, Dr. Bethany Marshall, psychoanalyst, made this statement though she didn’t cite a source.
But you know, Nancy, one in four violent crimes occur near — in or near the victim`s home and when a child is a victim of homicide, they`re often stashed within three blocks of the family home. So this totally fits the stats of what happens with a child`s homicide
Homicide trends in the U.S.
A parent is the perpetrator in most homicides of children under age 5
Note: Parents includes stepparents.
Of all children under age 5 murdered from 1976-2005 —
- 31% were killed by fathers
- 29% were killed by mothers
- 23% were killed by male acquaintances
- 7% were killed by other relatives
- 3% were killed by strangers
Of those children killed by someone other than their parent, 81% were killed by males.
Source: FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2005
Homicides of Children Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention