Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alaska Victimization Survey results show that over half of adult women in the Kenai Peninsula Borough have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence or both

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
The results of the 2013 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Kenai Peninsula Borough were released on October 10 at 12 noon in Kenai.  The troubling numbers show that:

  • 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
More Information:
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
http://www.leeshoreak.org/

Below are links to media coverage of this event: