United States: Survey Finds High Rate of Violence Against Women in Western Alaska

More than fifity percent of women in Alaska's Nome census area have experienced physical or sexual violence, or both, according to a 2014 survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center and the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual AssaultOf the women surveyed, 40.3% confirmed they had been a victim of intimate partner violence, and 31% responded that they had been sexually assaulted during their lifetime. The Nome survey results echo the high rates of violence against women found by similar surveys of women accross Alaska. 

For a copy of the census, please see the Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Nome Census Area.

Compiled from: Boots, Michelle, Survey Finds Violence Against Women Widespread in Western Alaska RegionAlaska Dispatch News (February 19, 2015).