The South Carolina Silent Witness Story : Report on Domestic Violence Homicide Victims from 2013
South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
Family violence--South Carolina--Statistics , Marital violence--South Carolina--Statistics , Victims of crimes--South Carolina--Statistics
In 2013, there were a total of 46 people murdered by a household member, according to the South Carolina definition. Of those 46 people, 38 were women, constituting 83 percent of the total, and 8 were men, constituting 17 percent of the total. The demographics of the victims were as follows: 65 percent were White, 33 percent were African American, and 2 percent were Asian. The average age of these victims was 41 years old. The Office of the Attorney General, through its S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women program, collected the data by contacting every sheriff’s office, coroner’s office, police department and solicitor’s office in the State. Those offices were provided with a victim information sheet to complete and asked to provide any incident reports related to domestic homicide victims.
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