Domestic Violence Awareness Month Reminds Us That Domestic Violence is a Public Health Problem Year-Round

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness about domestic violence and how widespread domestic violence is.

In 2018, Kansas law enforcement agencies reported 24,066 domestic violence incidents and 12,000 domestic violence arrests. In the same year, 77,263 Kansans sought and were provided services by 26 victim advocacy services programs across the state.

In 2019:

  • 69,049 Kansans sought and were provided services by 26 victim advocacy services programs across the state.
  • In just one day, Kansas domestic violence victim advocacy services programs provided services to a total of 891 domestic violence victims.
  • 1,250 requests for service had to be referred to other service providers outside the victim’s community.
  • One in four homicides in Kansas were domestic violence-related.

“It takes us all to create safer communities free from violence and oppression,” said Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) Executive Director Joyce Grover.

Victims and survivors can find help via the KCSDV website at http://kcsdv.org or by calling the Kansas Crisis Hotline at 888-363-2287.

For further information on domestic violence, contact Lucca Wang at 785-633-6648 and lwang@kcsdv.org.

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The image shows a person’s face and text that is a domestic violence fact. The image is by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Media Contact

Lucca Wang, Communications Coordinator

lwang@kcsdv.org
Office: 785-232-9784
Mobile: 785-633-6648

KANSAS CRISIS HOTLINE: 888-END-ABUSE | 888-363-2287