Friday, October 11, 2013

Mat-Su data from Alaska Victimization Survey noted in media reports

The recent release of Alaska Victimization Survey estimates of intimate partner violence and sexual violence experienced by adult women in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has been noted in a number of media reports.

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 Matanuska-Susitna 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).

Links to the media reports are below:

 KTUU Channel 2 News - October 8, 2013
"Survey Reveals Mat-Su Women Domestic & Sexual Violence Statistics " - Corey Allen-Young

 Anchorage Daily News - October 8, 2013
"Survey paints grim picture of violence against women in Mat-Su" - Zaz Hollander

Alaska Dispatch - October 8, 2013
"Mat-Su cannot escape Alaska's dishonor" - Jill Burke

KSKA Radio Alaska Public Media - October 9, 2013
"Survey Indicates High Rate of Sexual Assault in Mat-Su Borough" - Ellen Lockyer 

Anchorage Daily News - October 10, 2013
"Our View: To change violence numbers, we need to change lives" - editorial 

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - October 10, 2013
"Survey: More than half of Valley women have experienced violence" - Heather A. Resz