Results of a survey to track the rate of domestic violence and sexual assault in Juneau will be released today (Monday).
The survey was sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, and the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, with support from AWARE – Juneau’s domestic violence and rape prevention center.
It’s part of an effort to get a better understanding of the amount of sexual assault and domestic abuse across Alaska. A statewide survey in 2010 found that more than 37 percent of adult women in the state experience sexual violence in their lifetime and more than 47 percent are abused by a partner.
More than 600 Juneau women responded to the survey between April and June of this year.
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