Date of death is the actual date of death, if known; or if not, the date the body was found.
A question mark accompanies approximate dates and ages.
Death types in this order of precedence:
Contract killing: Suspect paid or convinced a third party to do the killing.
Murder-suicide: Murder, combined with completed suicide by the suspect.
Murder: Killing with intent.
Abuse: Fatal abuse with intent to harm.
Neglect: Fatal neglect.
Medical neglect: Lack of, or inappropriate, medical treatment resulting in death.
“Unknown” or “Unsolved” cause of death are homicides where the precise mechanism of death is not determined.
Multiple murder; multiple murder-suicide: Multiple victims within a short period of time; at least one victim was disabled.
No limitation on locations; however, searches were carried out in English. It is likely that non-English-speaking countries are underrepresented.
Not all suspects were convicted of a crime; some were charged but not convicted, others never charged. Sentences for filicide convictions range from suspended sentence or community service to the death penalty.
Active cataloging of cases started in mid-2014; this page contains cases from 1980 to the present.