|At the Kenai data release press conference (l to r): Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center Director; |
Cheri Smith, LeeShore Center Executive Director; and
Lauree Morton, Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Executive Director
- 52% of adult women in the Kenai Peninsula Borough have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
- 6% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
- More than 3 out of every 10 adult women in the Kenai Peninsula Borough have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and
- More than 4 out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
The survey was designed to measure the lifetime and past year exposure to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. It was conducted from April to July 2013 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough through a contract with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA). Respondents were randomly selected by phone (using both land lines and cellphones).
Details of the survey are available at: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs
For more background on this project, visit http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs
For more information about CDVSA, visit http://www.dps.state.ak.us/CDVSA/
For more information about resources in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, visit the LeeShore Center at
Below are links to media coverage of this event:
- "Study shows high number of Kenai Peninsula women victimized" by Kaylee Osowski (Peninsula Clarion, 13 Oct 2013).
- "Domestic violence numbers an eye opener" (editorial) (Peninsula Clarion, 19 Oct 2013).
- "October proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month" (Peninsula Clarion, 21 Oct 2013).