A MUM from Basingstoke is one of at least 81 women to have been allegedly killed by a man in the UK since the murder of Sarah Everard in March.

The Femicide Census was founded in 2005 by two women and provides a unique source of comprehensive information about women who have been killed in the UK and the men who have killed them.

The project aims to raise awareness of male violence against women by providing unavailable data and detailed comparable data about femicides in the UK, including demographic and social factors and the methods men selected to kill women.

Its website states: “By collating femicides, we can see that these killings are not isolated incidents, and many follow repeated patterns.”

Since the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard in March, at least 81 other UK women have been killed in circumstances where the suspect is a man.

Writing in the Guardian, Karen Ingala Smith, who founded The Femicide Census, said: “Since Sarah Everard’s brutal murder, only one thing has changed – the death toll… It is absolutely ludicrous that we know this because of my work, a random northern woman in east London, not the government, not the National Police Chiefs Council.

“Each of these women will have died in terror and pain, just like Sarah. Each one leaves behind grieving friends and family for whom the loss will last a lifetime.

“It is significant that Sarah was killed by a serving police officer, but I wish the suffering of these women, and the anguish of those who loved them, were not accepted as normal and inevitable.”

Appearing on the list of 81 women is Michelle Caroline Hibbert, whose body was found with her husband’s Geoffrey Hibbert on June 20.

The 29-year-old mum was found dead outside her bungalow in Buckland Avenue alongside her husband, after police were called to reports of concern for welfare at around 2am.

Stanley Elliot, 52 of Kiln Road, in Sherborne St John, has been charged with the couple’s murder and is set to enter a plea this month.

Ms Ingala Smith said: “Men’s fatal violence against women cuts across all sections of society, across ages, class, and ethnicity. But some women are afforded more empathy than others. Some are more likely to be disbelieved, to be blamed, to be sent away without the help they need. This appalling hierarchy of victims continues into death.”

She pointed out that young, conventionally attractive, middle-class white women killed by a stranger make the front pages, rather than a 50-year-old from a council estate, killed by the father of her children.

“I want every woman’s death to be a reason for soul-searching,” she said.

The Femicide Census has found that 92 per cent of women who are killed by men are killed by someone they know.