LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) has published its 2017 Intimate Partner Violence Homicide Report, identifying 20 incidents in which 29 individuals lost their lives due to domestic violence.
These incidents include:
- Fifteen women and four men killed due to intimate partner violence
- Two children killed during an intimate partner violence incident
- The parents of a victim killed in connection with an intimate partner violence homicide
- Six alleged male perpetrators’ suicide deaths followed domestic violence homicide or attempted homicide
“As we remember the names of those who died in 2017 as a result of domestic violence, let us also remember that they were mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. Their lives were cut short by senseless violence, but their impact on family and communities will not be forgotten,” said Executive Director, Sue Meuschke.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) indicates that almost half of the women (48.1%) and almost one-third of men (30.9%) living in Nevada have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. As the report highlights, domestic violence homicide can be the tragic outcome of a violent relationship.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics states that the reporting rate to police for intimate partner violence incidences is approximately 46.9%.
NCEDSV compiles the report annually by reviewing news reports and publicly available police homicide reports.
Resources for those experiencing domestic violence are available on the NCEDSV website at www.ncedsv.org or through the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233. Members of the public can also visit the NCEDSV website to access previous homicide reports.