Report: More Women Are Killed By Family Member

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BOSTON, Mass (WBZ-AM) —  A new worldwide report shows more than half of women homicide victims are killed by a family member.

A United Nations report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime looked female homicides worldwide and found last year about 58-percent were killed by a relative or intimate partner...

and last year a Center’s for Disease Control report showed very similar statistics just in the United States

Joanne Timmons, Program Manager for  Boston Medical Center's domestic violence says that the problem isn’t going away anytime soon

The majority of male homicide victims are killed by strangers. Timmons says there doesn't seem to be much improvement in this gender-based domestic violence trend over the last 20-years.

Additional Resources To Domestic Violence Victims

Jane Doe Inc

Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) is a statewide membership coalition, an advocacy organization, a catalyst for change, and so much more.

Casa Myrna's SafeLink

1-877-785-2020 (toll-free)

Casa Myrna is Boston's leading nonprofit delivering solutions to end domestic and dating violence.

SafeLink is Massachusetts’ statewide domestic violence hotline. A program of Casa Myrna, SafeLink was founded in 2000 with support from the Department of Children and Families (then, Department of Social Services). SafeLink is toll-free, bilingual in English and Spanish, available 24/7, anonymous and confidential. SafeLink advocates collect non-identifying data from all callers, many of whom are repeat callers.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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