The results of the 2014 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Nome Census Area were released on February 11 in Nome. The troubling numbers show that:
- 51% of adult women in the Nome Census Area have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
- 11% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
- More than 3 out of every 10 adult women in the Nome Census Area 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 June 2014 in the Nome Census Area 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/nome.html.
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/
Bering Sea Women’s Group:
The Bering Sea Women’s Group provides community and village information for men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. It offers a wide range of advocacy and support services, including safety planning, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, referrals and help with housing and public assistance, children’s services, parenting classes and much more. Their 24-hour crisis line is 1-800-570-5444 or 907-443-5444.