Study: 44 percent of Kodiak women abused

A new survey shows that domestic and sexual violence is a big problem in Kodiak Island Borough.

The survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center found that 38 percent of Kodiak women have experienced intimate partner violence and 23 percent have experienced sexual violence.

Overall, 44 percent of Kodiak women reported either one or both forms of violence.

The phone survey of 423 adult women was conducted earlier this year.

Police Chief T.C. Kamai told the Kodiak Daily Mirror the results are “pretty alarming,” and will be useful as the department works with victims of domestic violence.



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