Friday, February 26, 2016

2015 Alaska Victimization Survey results show decline in Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in Alaska since 2010

 Alaska Victimization Survey

The results released February 25, 2016 in Juneau from the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center for the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  (CDVSA) show a decline in intimate partner and sexual violence in Alaska since 2010.

In 2010, 12 in 100 women had experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in Alaska during the previous year. By 2015, that number dropped to 8 in 100.

By 2015:
  • Intimate partner violence decreased by 32%.
  • Sexual violence decreased by 33%.
  • 6,566 fewer women experienced intimate partner violence in 2015 than in 2010.
  • 3,072 fewer women experienced sexual violence in 2015 than 2010.

Lauree Morton, CDVSA Executive Director, noted, " The survey supports the need for and the benefits of continuing prevention and education efforts statewide. Maintaining these programs is important for Alaska to continue to reduce the violence. Continuing to survey and analyze data helps to make better decisions about how the programs we are using are making a difference."

Details of the survey are available at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/justice/avs

More information:
For more background on this project, visit http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/justice/avs
For more information about CDVSA, visit http://dps.alaska.gov/cdvsa/