Province releases interim report into domestic violence homicides in Saskatchewan – StarPhoenix

May 11, 2017

An interim report providing “needed insight” into domestic violence in Saskatchewan has gathered data from 48 cases of domestic homicide and nine domestic violence-related suicides that took place over the course of a decade.

The interim report, released Thursday by the provincial government, found two-thirds of victims between 2005 and 2014 were attacked in their own home, more than one-third were under the age of 21, the majority of victims were female and the majority of perpetrators were male. The report is part of the province’s domestic violence death review announced last summer.

“This report provides us with needed insight into this issue, and I’m very happy to see continued progress on this important issue,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said in a statement, adding that the report, along with work done by the domestic violence death review panel, “will provide important information for determining the province’s response to domestic violence.”

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