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News Release

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2012

Contact:
Sandra Matheson, Director
Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
(603) 271-3671

Press Conference - New Hampshire Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Data Report

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Michael Delaney will hold a Press Conference on Monday, October 22 at 11:00 am at the Attorney General's Office, 33 Capitol Street, Concord, NH.

Attorney General Delaney will introduce the 2012 New Hampshire Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Data Report. This year's report presents 10 years of data on domestic violence-related homicides and homicide suicides in New Hampshire from 2001 to 2010. During that time period, 50% of all of the state's homicide and 92% of the state's homicide/suicides were domestic violence related.

The Report looks at:

  • WHERE the homicides occurred? (Does the likelihood of a domestic violence homicide vary depending on where the perpetrator and victim are located?)
  • WHEN did the homicides occur? (Are there higher or lower risk months, days or times for domestic violence homicides to occur?)
  • HOW was the homicide committed? (Cause of death)
  • WHO was involved? (Victim and perpetrator characteristics)

The goal of this report is to improve the understanding of the context of these homicides and to promote the optimal allocation of resources to help prevent future homicides.

Also included in this report are crisis center data from the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and court system data from the New Hampshire Judicial Branch. This data is based on a one-year period for 2011.


New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658