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Domestic Violence Fatalities

Every single life lost to domestic violence is one too many. In WA state last year there were 55 domestic violence-related fatalities (35 homicides and 20 abuser suicides). This table…

Does Marriage Make Women Safer?

Does being married make women less vulnerable to abuse? Does marriage make it harder to get away from a violent partner? The relationships between marriage, violence, economic and legal ties are…

Intimate Partner Violence Fast Facts

From the CNN website is a roundup of background information and stats on domestic violence: Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Fast Facts

Which Mass Shootings Are Counted?

The way you define a “mass shooting” makes a big difference in the number. Some counts exclude all domestic violence homicides from their definitions. This article from Huffington Post is…

Powerful Story About Guns and Domestic Violence

A powerful story this week in Parent Map, “Normal from the Outside: A Family’s Story of Guns and Domestic Violence” by Rory Graves. “Police seized 24 guns and hundreds of…

In Some States, Guns Trump Protection Orders

By analyzing a number of Washington databases, The New York Times identified scores of gun-related crimes committed by people subject to recently issued civil protection orders, including murder, attempted murder…