For Immediate Release
October 22, 2012
Sandra Matheson, Director
Attorney General's Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Michael Delaney held a Press Conference today, Monday, October 22 to introduce the 2012 New Hampshire Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Data Report. The Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee is a multidisciplinary committee that reviews all domestic violence homicides in New Hampshire involving partners and makes recommendations to improve the state's systemic response to domestic violence and prevent future fatalities.
The report is collaboration between the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch and the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. It presents 10 years of data on domestic violence-related homicides and homicide suicides in New Hampshire from 2001 to 2010, as well as domestic violence data from the courts and the Coalition from 2011.
The report shows that domestic violence is having a profound effect on the citizens of New Hampshire. While New Hampshire has a relatively low homicide rate, from 2001 to 2010, domestic violence has been one of the leading "causes" of death with 50% of the total homicides and 92% of the homicide suicides being domestic violence related.
Please see the New Hampshire Department of Justice website link for the full report,
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