"In the Annual Report to the Chief Coroner of Ontario, the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee detailed the following risk factors that they deemed to be a common thread in their findings: history of violence outside of the family by perpetrator;
Prior history of domestic violence; pending or actual separation or estrangement;
Obsessive behaviour displayed by perpetrator; perpetrator depressed in the opinions of professionals and/or non-professionals;
Escalation of violence; prior threats of suicide or attempted suicide; prior threats to kill victim;
Prior attempts to isolate victim;
Victim had intuitive sense of fear; history of violence outside the family; perpetrator was unemployed; and possession of or access to firearms."