NZ: Children most often killed by mothers

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'New Zealand mothers kill more children than any other group in society and men are victims of domestic violence as often as women, a police investigation has found.

The Family Violence Death Review, released today by police, found mothers were responsible for 45 per cent of children killed by domestic violence.

The review of 95 family violence deaths involving 101 victims between 2004 and 2011 revealed some "inconvenient truths", Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said.

He said the statistics debunked the misleading popular perception "that women and children need to be protected from men".

"This gender focus is misleading," Mr McCoskrie said.

"If we're really serious about reducing family violence, we need to talk about ... our violent culture and the role alcohol and drugs play in fuelling this environment."'

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