The July 2007 issue of Trauma, Violence and Abuse presents an overview of risk factors associated with intimate partner homicide. While current rates of intimate partner homicide of females are approximately 4 to 5 times the rate for male victims, the rates for both have notably decreased in the past 25 years. Regardless of whether a female or male partner is killed, the major risk factor for intimate partner homicide appears to be prior domestic violence. Other risk factors for intimate partner homicide in general, and for intimate partner homicide of women (femicide) in particular are discussed including: presence of guns, relationship estrangement, stepchild in the home, forced sex, threats to kill, and choking. The review also examines demographic risk factors and the related phenomena of pregnancy-related homicide, attempted femicide, and murder-suicides involving intimate partners.