Death rate dating violence

15 Feb

According to an exhaustively comprehensive study, the U. is squarely in the middle of the global pack as far as the physical safety of women is concerned, and a large part of the reason why is our high rates of intimate partner and domestic violence.

And, yes, I am putting our country in the same area of comparison as the rest of the world.

The best she could come up with was the fact that just over 41 percent of female homicides aged 1-50 were "intimate-partner related." But, she said, that data applied to only 16 states and couldn't be reliably nationalized.

The CDC had some recent reports on the issues of intimate partner violence, but none of them referenced Monroe's statistic.

Our next step was a call to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

In the end, the onus is on the speaker to offer a source for what he said.Since then, he said, he'd read it in several articles. We looked for the leading causes of death for women between the ages of 1 and 50 from 1999 to 2009.This is what we found, in descending order: Malignant neoplasms (cancer), unintentional injury (largely motor vehicle accidents and poisoning), heart disease, suicide, stroke and then -- at sixth place -- homicide, which would include intimate partner violence.We did find a similar statistic referenced in the abstract for a paper published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. The closest we could find was a another report from 1991 that stated "violence was the second most common cause of injury overall and the most common cause of injury of women aged 15-44." But violence didn't necessarily mean intimate partner violence.In fact, the only thing the article says about such violence is that 62 percent of the violent incidents involved husbands or boyfriends.