CT News Junkie: Advocates Seek to Curb Domestic Violence Murders with Public Awareness
Connecticut has averaged 14 domestic violence murders a year since 2000. It's a statistic advocates said Tuesday they hope to drive down with greater public awareness of the warning signs of intimate partner violence.
An annual report of the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee found 188 residents have been murdered during domestic violence incidents since 2000. This year's report includes several recommendations to reduce these fatalities and near-fatalities, including a more educated public.