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DV Deaths in RI

  • From 2001 to 2011, at least 82 Rhode Islanders died as a result of domestic violence. 22 domestic violence related deaths occurred in 2010 and 2011 alone.
  • The victims of the 65 murders that occured between 2001-2011 are broken down as follows:
    • Current intimate partner or spouse:  30
    • Former intimate partner or spouse:  15
    • Family member:   10
    • Child-in-Common:   4
    • Other:    5
  • 18% of the abusers from 2001to 2011 committed suicide after killing, or attempting to kill, not only their intimate partner but others as well (children and bystanders).
  • From 2001 to 2009, perpetrators received the following sentences:
    • Life:     1
    • Less than 10 years to serve:  8
    • Between 10 to 30 years to serve:  7
    • Over 30 years to serve:  8
  • Children were present for 12 of the above incidents either witnessing the homicide, discovering their loved one’s body, or being killed themselves.
  • Of the 65 perpetrators from 2001 to 2011, 54 were men and 11 were women. Since 1980, 87% of perpetrators responsible for domestic violence deaths have been men.
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