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Justice Department Finds Racial Disparities in Domestic Violence Rates December 31, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, minorities, minority, Racism, Racist.

MSNBC currently has an article in reference to the Justice Department’s report which covers the domestic violence rates between 1993 and 2004. However, one of the most disheartening aspects of the report is that racial disparities are evident within it.


Domestic violence rates fell sharply between 1993 and 2004, the Justice Department said Thursday, noting that American Indian women and native Alaskan women are far more likely to be victimized than whites and other minorities.


Stevens said police have been less successful responding to and deterring abusive behavior in some minority communities, where racism and cultural differences can keep reporting rates low.

Over the 12-year reporting period, about 18 out of every 1,000 American Indian and native Alaskan women were victimized — a violence rate three times higher than among white women.
Black women were more likely than white women to be abused but the study also found that they were more likely to report their abuse to the police than white women.

Women in their early 20s and women who were divorced or separated had the greatest risk of being abused, the study found. Violence was also more common in low-income households.

Asian males, white males and the elderly reported the lowest rates of partner violence.

There are some surprising facts about domestic violence that can be seen at EndAbuse.org

Also for those readers that may not have it, the national domestic violence hotline number is:  1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: MSNBC

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