Alaska has the highest rate of femicide by men, followed by Nevada, Louisiana, and Tennessee, according to the annual report of the Violence Policy Center (VPI). Black women are more than twice as likely to be killed by men than their white counterparts.
Mother of slain daughter says her husband was responsible for the killings in Plano, Tx., at a football watching party. Seven people were pronounced dead at the home and another died at a hospital. A police officer killed the attacker.
Las Vegas police handled 33 homicides related to domestic violence in in 2015, about a quarter of all homicides that year. Between 1998 to 2014, Nevada ranked first in the nation for female deaths at the hands of men six different times, and was consistently in the top five, according to the Violence Policy Center
Burleson, Tx., is among cities pioneering a way to protect children. A new ordinance makes it unlawful to attack anyone in front of a child, meaning abusers can be punished for a child’s anguish as well as for injuries. “These children live in constant fear and terror,” said Casey Gwinn, a former San Diego city attorney now leading a national campaign speaking up for children in abusive homes.
A recent study by the New York City Mayor’s Office argues that “inadequate” or sensationalist coverage of Intimate Partner Violence—and in particular of homicides linked to domestic violence cases─prevents serious public debate on the issue.
Budget office insists that an apparent 93 percent cut over 10 years in federal funding for the Violence Against Women Act is just a “technical maneuver” indicating that money may not be used from the federal Crime Victims Fund.
Suspect Thomas Hartless, 43, was found dead in a nursing home. He had killed a nurse who had obtained civil protective ordersagainst him, as well as a nurse’s aide, and Police Chief Steven Eric Disario of Kirkersville, Ohio, 25 miles east of Columbus.
The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics says an average of 716,000 instances of nonfatal domestic violence were reported to police annually over the past decade. But 582,000 instances went unreported, or 44 percent of the 1.3 million annual total.