Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Alaska stats
by Green & Gold News |
In 2020, UAA’s Justice Center and The Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) completed an Alaska Victimization Survey of 2,100 adult women in Alaska who answered questions regarding physical and psychological intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual violence. 57.7% of the women reported intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both in their lifetimes. That is more than half of the women in Alaska–more than one in two women. The CDVSA cites a separate survey showing that 30.2% of Alaskan men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. That’s nearly one in three.
Alaska Native women have reported rates of domestic violence up to 10 times higher than in the rest of the United States. Read more from the Indian Law Resource Center highlighting this critical issue for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN), and Native Hawaiian women who experience domestic violence.
If you or someone you know needs resources:
-Comprehensive Community based victim service programs