Suggestions Made to Reduce Deaths Caused by Intimate Partner Violence
Prince George, B.C.- A new report from the BC Coroners Service focuses on prevention of Intimate Partner Violence says too few victims had ever reported suffering at the hands of their partner.
A panel, which included law enforcement, family service agencies, the legal profession and Aboriginal health, examined 100 domestic violence deaths in B.C. which occurred from 2010 to 2015.
The report says that on average, 12 persons died in each of those years BC as a result of injuries inflicted by an intimate partner, but adds the ” intimate partner homicides are a very small piece of the overall picture of intimate partner violence”.
For some victims, there was no prior known history of intimate violence, for most however, the violence was known by friends or family, and for some victims there had been prior police, child protection or court involvement.
Of those deaths, 73 were victims of Intimate Partner Violence, and 27 were the perpetrators.
The panel found that few of those suffering at that hands of their partner reach out for help, and when they do, friends, family or even professionals may not understand the risks or how they can help.
According to the report ( which can be accessed by clicking here):
- Most victims are women aged 20-59
- almost 2/3 of all victims had a known history of being abused by their partner
- fewer than one third had reported the violence to police
- Only 10 had a protection order
- 80% of the victims were killed in their own home.
The panel’s recommendations focus on three areas with the first being increased awareness and education. This recommendation hopes to encourage reporting of domestic violence to the proper authorities.
The other two recommendations deal with providing more support for victims, and data collection.
How unfortunate that some men would view their female partners as their own personal property, where attitudes and behaviors are often learned in their childhood in a violent and dysfunctional family environment. Some men with power and control issues that arise out of personal insecurities and lack of self-esteem, as domestic violence has everything to do with the personal issues of the perpetrator, and little to do with the behaviour of the victim.
It can start out with a “grab them by the p*ssy” attitude of self-entitlement for most of these men, but it usually ends in violence, particularly when they find it difficult to control a woman who they think is their own personal “property”!
A good news article, where more awareness about this domestic, social, and criminal issue needs to happen!
Not only men!
But you must admit; by FAR the majority!!!
I’m not surprised . My condolences to your wife or girl friend if you have one , which also would surprise me .
BeingHuman, Peeps or whoever you are tonight, you have previously stated that you deal in “Facts and Truths”!
While I agree with you that more awareness about this domestic, social and criminal issue needs to happen, I disagree with your attack against men in what seems to be nothing more than another attempt by you to be seen as oh so political correct!
Men, and women are both capable of committing acts of violence. I posted some interesting links further down on this thread, but for your benefit, I thought that I would provide you with some of the “Facts and Statistics on Prevalence of Partner Abuse” that are found in one of the links:
-Overall, 24% of individuals assaulted by a partner at least once in their lifetime (23% for females and 19.3% for males)
-Higher overall rates among dating students
-Higher victimization for male than female high school students
-Lifetime rates higher among women than men
-Past year rates somewhat higher among men
-Higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among younger, dating populations “highlights the need for school-based IPV prevention and intervention efforts”
-Overall, 25.3% of individuals have perpetrated IPV
-Rates of female-perpetrated violence higher than male-perpetrated (28.3% vs. 21.6%)
-Wide range in perpetration rates: 1.0% to 61.6% for males; 2.4% to 68.9% for women,
-Range of findings due to variety of samples and operational definitions of PV
Emotional Abuse and Control:
-80% of individuals have perpetrated emotional abuse
-Emotional abuse categorized as either expressive (in response to a provocation) or coercive (intended to monitor, control and/or threaten)
-Across studies, 40% of women and 32% of men reported expressive abuse; 41% of women and 43% of men reported coercive abuse
-According to national samples, 0.2% of men and 4.5% of women have been forced to have sexual intercourse by a partner
-4.1% to 8% of women and 0.5% to 2% of men report at least one incident of stalking during their lifetime
-Intimate stalkers comprise somewhere between one-third and one half of all stalkers.
-Within studies of stalking and obsessive behaviors, gender differences are much less when all types of obsessive pursuit behaviors are considered, but more skewed toward female victims when the focus is on physical stalking
BeingHuman, there’s a lot more on the “Facts and Statistics on Prevalence of Partner Abuse” list than what I posted above. You can read all of them at the following link:
Hopefully, after learning some of the Facts and Truths, you will join with those of us that think that we need to address ALL issued of violence, not just the politically correct ones!
So men and children hurt and killed by women don’t count then?
Your kids too ? You poor man .
Was hoping to read about how much alcohol was involved.
Any time someone hits or verbally abuses someone… they don’t love them…how could you?
No PVal . The biggest problems people have always fought about is money or the lack there of . Alcohol is just the fuel that kindles the fire .
“Family and intimate relationships—the one area feminists often identify as a key battleground in the war on women—are also an area in which women are most likely to be violent, and not just in response to male aggression but toward children, elders, female relatives or partners, and non-violent men, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Violence.”
Just tired of men being singled by feminists and people being PC to call them out.
Like oil and coal . You’ve got a vested interest . Why else would you care ?
You know women aren’t Saints. There are plenty of them with control and domination issues, just like men. Most of them engage in psychological violence, where the scars and bruises aren’t visible, unlike guys who think they can solve everything with their fists.
That maybe HaHAHA . I can only speak from experience. Me and my better half have been on the same page since our teens . We are a formidable team . We share and we care .
domestic violence occurs both from men and women, if you disagree with this, then you are not seeing the whole picture and refuse to.
Men have been guilty of committing violence against women, children and other men.
Women have been guilty of committing violence against men, children and other women.
This issue has been very polarizing, with women usually being portrayed as victims and with men usually portrayed as the perpetrator. But this is not a true reflection of what is often the case. I believe that this is in large part due to the nature of women to speak up and speak out more than men do Some extensive studies have been completed to support both sexes being victimized.
“Unprecedented Domestic Violence Study Affirms Need to Recognize Male Victims
The most comprehensive review of the scholarly domestic violence research literature ever conducted concludes, among other things, that women perpetrate physical and emotional abuse, and engage in control behaviors, at comparable rates to men. The study was directed by the Editor-in-Chief of Partner Abuse, a Springer Publishing Company journal.
The following link is a pretty good read:
ABOUT PASK, THE PARTNER ABUSE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE PROJECT
The world’s largest domestic violence research data base, 2,657 pages,
with summaries of 1700 peer-reviewed studies.
In this unprecedented undertaking, a total of 42 scholars and 70 research assistants at 20 universities and research institutions spent two years or more researching their topics and writing the results. Approximately 12,000 studies were considered and more than 1,700 were summarized and organized into tables. The 17 manuscripts, which provide a review of findings on each of the topics, for a total of 2,657 pages, appear in 5 consecutive special issues of Partner Abuse published between April, 2012 and April, 2013. All conclusions, including the extent to which the research evidence supports or undermines current theories, are based strictly on the data collected.
Violence comes in many forms and perhaps it is time to address ALL forms!
…more from my first earlier link:
Among PASK’s findings are that, except for sexual coercion, men and women perpetrate physical and non-physical forms of abuse at comparable rates, most domestic violence is mutual, women are as controlling as men, domestic violence by men and women is correlated with essentially the same risk factors, and male and female perpetrators are motivated for similar reasons.
“Although research confirms that women are more impacted by domestic violence,” stated Hamel, “these findings recommend important intervention and policy changes, including a need to pay more attention to female-perpetrated violence, mutual abuse, and the needs of male victims.”
Hamel also argues that men are not only disproportionately arrested in domestic violence cases, but sometimes arrested for arbitrary reasons, citing, for example, that police often arrest the bigger and stronger party in cases where the perpetrator is unclear. “Such policies are not only ineffective but violate people’s civil rights,” Hamel concludes. “People in the domestic violence field say that ‘it’s all about the victims.’ Well, the victim is not always the one hit, but sometimes the one arrested.”
Violence comes in many forms and perhaps it is time to address ALL forms!
Hart Guy, hope I can say thank you.
seamutt, you’re welcome!
Yup, agree. Anyone can be violent with another in an intimate relationship. And the emotional abuse can’t be seen, let’s not forget about it too.
Who ever wears the pants in a relationship has a responsibility to respect the dignity of their partner first and for most. To make one beg and use money for control is the first stage in a slippery slope.
Probably 90% of family violence could be mitigated with a genuine family effort to rationalize the family budget and have prepared strategies for income budgeting and shared expense ratio metrics that takes the debate out of the equation and formalizes the process.
In my family we have a few basics. If the wife is not working (which I prefer with small kids)… then she has her allowance that is hers even if it means I go broke between checks she can count on that money for her personal expenses, and we have a $400 bi weekly food and gas account… When she works things change. The allowance phases out quickly and we have a set cost ratio of personal income over family income to set the share of household bills. I gave my wife a number of choices and asked her to choose one, she agreed the set cost ratio was the best and we go with that and don’t hardly ever have money issues with each other, we know our set budgets…. Now I cheat a bit of course by having extra money off my check for pension contributions therefor lowering my take home income, but that’s within the rules for savings.
Every family is different, but every family should involve all family members in setting out family budgets; because above all it shows respect for the dignity of all members in the family; and without that genus to work from it can all go sideways rather quickly for all the reasons one should expect from a dysfunctional relationship.
Where do I start?
“Who ever wears the pants” vs “all family members”
” use money for control” vs “I gave my wife a number of choices” Emphasis on “I gave”
“all family members in setting out family budgets” vs “I gave my wife a number of choices”
“don’t hardly ever have money issues” vs “I cheat a bit of course”
“set cost ratio of personal income over family income”??????????
“formalizes the process”
How do you spell passive aggressive?
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