Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network announced this week that there were 91 domestic violence deaths in 69 cases in Ohio from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018 (Source: “Ohio saw 91 domestic-violence deaths in past fiscal year,” (Kent) Record Courier, Oct. 10, 2018).
The total is a decrease from the previous fiscal year, when statistics compiled from media reports over the same time span showed 116 deaths across the state. The fatality report also provides details about the circumstances of the crimes, such as how many of the 69 cases that were reviewed included multiple deaths (21), how many children were killed (three) and how many attackers were killed by an intervening third party (nine).
In at least 46 percent of the fatal incidents, “the victims did leave or were in the process of leaving,” the report found.
Look for the upcoming issue of OPPA Insight Matters for an article on this topic written by Megan Testa, M.D., Secretary for OPPA.