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BJS Victimization Statistics Chief to Discuss Domestic Violence Live on C-SPAN (1)

Did you know that domestic violence accounted for 21% of all violent victimization? Find out more on Oct. 10 at approximately 9:15-10 a.m. EDT as Michael Planty, chief of Victimization Statistics with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, appears live on C-SPAN’s America by the Numbers’ segment of “Washington Journal,” a television interview program that allows the public to call in or email their views. The program will highlight trends in domestic violence in America from 1994 to 2013, including data on who commits domestic violence, characteristics of the victims, why victims do not report domestic violence to police, the offender’s use of a weapon, who receives assistance from victim services organizations and who sought medical treatment. For comparison, the show will include estimates of violence committed by strangers or known acquaintances of the victims. Following the show, the BJS slide presentation will be available at http://www.bjs.gov/, where you can also access full BJS reports on domestic violence, such as Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012 (NCJ 244697, April 2014); Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011 (NCJ 243300, November 2013); and Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010 (NCJ 239203, November 2012).

Date Published: October 9, 2014