sábado, 22 de julio de 2017

New Study Highlights Role of Intimate Partner Violence in Homicides of Women


Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence — United States, 2003–2014 | MMWR

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New Study Highlights Role of Intimate Partner Violence in
Homicides of Women

Findings also present racial/ethnic disparities in homicides of women
Key findings from 18 NVDRS states
  • Non-Hispanic black and American Indian/Alaskan Native women had the highest rates of homicide.
  • More than half of the adult female homicides with known circumstances were intimate partner violence (IPV) related.
  • Among intimate partner violence-related homicides, about 80% were committed by a current intimate partner while about 14% were committed by a former intimate partner.
To inform homicide and intimate partner violence prevention efforts, evidence-based programs and policies are needed to prevent IPV from occurring in the first place. CDC’s latest technical package,Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policy, and Practices includes a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent intimate partner violence.
Spread the Word
  • #NVDRS data show that over half of homicides among women for which circumstances were known were related to intimate partner violence. One in 10 victims of IPV-related homicide were reported to have experienced some form of violence in the month preceding their deaths, which could have provided opportunities for intervention. Start prevention efforts today.go.usa.gov/xRjEr #VetoViolence
  • Intimate partner violence is preventable. Use @CDCgov’s new technical package to begin or expand your prevention efforts. #VetoViolence today. go.usa.gov/xRTeg
  • 55% of homicides of women w/circumstance information were IPV-related. Prevention is possible. go.usa.gov/xRjEr #NVDRS #VetoViolence
  • Ramp up your prevention efforts w/new technical package to prevent intimate partner violence. #VetoViolence: go.usa.gov/xRTeg
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