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FEMICIDE REPORT: Domestic violence killed 14 women in Minnesota last year

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women released its 2012 Femicide Report on Tuesday, showing 14 women died from domestic violence last year, down from 23 in 2011.

One man and three friends or family members were also victims of domestic homicide in 2012.

The Femicide Report documents the domestic violence homicides in Minnesota each year. The coalition gathers its information from news articles and reports provided by law enforcement, county attorneys, court administrators, battered women's programs and family and friends of murder victims.

After the report was made available to lawmakers, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi told members of the Minnesota House that 45 underage girls are trafficked for sex on any given night in Minnesota. He said such statistics highlight the need for a statewide network of teen runaway shelters for sex trafficking victims too.

LAST DECADE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MURDERS

2002

At least 16 women died from domestic violence
At least 13 children died from child abuse

2003

At least 14 women died from domestic violence
At least 10 children died from child abuse

2004

At least 13 women died from domestic violence
At least 11 children died from child abuse
At least 3 family members/friends were murdered

2005

At least 26 women died from domestic violence
At least 1 women was murdered while being used in prostitution
At least 4 children died from child abuse
At least 2 family members/friends were murdered

2006

At least 20 women died from domestic violence
At least 20 children died from child abuse
At least 1 family member/friend was murdered

2007

At least 22 women died from domestic violence
At least 10 children died from child abuse
At least 3 family members/friends were murdered

2008

At least 23 women died from domestic violence
At least 7 children died from child abuse
At least 2 family members/friends were murdered
At least 1 man died from domestic violence from his male partner

2009

At least 12 women died from domestic violence
At least 10 children died from child abuse
At least 2 family member/friends/intervener were murdered
At least 1 man died from domestic violence

2010

At least 15 women died from domestic violence
At least 7 children died from domestic violence
At least 4 family members/friends were murdered.
At least 2 men died from domestic violence

2011

At least 23 women died from domestic violence
At least 4 children died from domestic violence
At least 6 family members/friends were murdered
At least 1 man died from domestic violence

2012

At least 14 women died from domestic violence
At least 3 family members/friends were murdered
At least 1 man died from domestic violence

Please contact Safia Lovett at slovett@mcbw.org or 651-646-6177 ext. 16 if you have updated or more complete information on any homicide.

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