October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and last week, the 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey was released. It was designed to obtain statewide estimates on intimate partner and sexual violence, to establish a baseline. The survey was conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage's Justice Center. It was a statewide telephone survey of adult women residing in households with at least one land or cell phone line, and the women were English speaking. It measured both threats of physical violence by asking, "Have your romantic or sexual partners made threats to physically harm you?" The survey also asked respondents if they had suffered one or more types of physical violence from a romantic or sexual partner.
A study finds that villages that ban alcohol are significantly safer than those that don't and they have fewer serious assaults.
For law enforcement in rural Alaska to be truly effective, we need to recognize the need to have some type of law enforcement presence in the community.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska has long led in the nation in sexual assaults, but it's the state's rural areas where children are being molested at the most alarming rates, according to a report released Tuesday.
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