Domestic Violence

Violent Crime
2:12 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Study: Idaho Ranks 7th In Women Murdered By Men

Credit Stephen Velasco / Flickr Creative Commons

An organization that researches violence and advocates for tougher gun laws has released a study that shows Idaho has the seventh-highest rate of women killed by men in the nation.

The Violence Policy Center released its annual report analyzing homicide data Wednesday. The organization found that in Idaho, 14 females were murdered by males in 2011. That translates to a rate of 1.77 per every 100,000, higher than the national average of 1.17 per 100,000.

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Idaho News
9:48 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Southwestern Idaho Domestic Violence Shelter May Close

Officials with the only domestic violence shelter in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa say the shelter may close because of financial woes.

Program Services Director Charlene Wright told the Idaho Press-Tribune that if Valley Crisis Center doesn't get an infusion of cash soon it could close by the end of October. Wright says the shelter has had trouble paying staffers and paying rent for transitional housing, and the program needs at least $50,000 to keep afloat.

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Domestic Violence
11:33 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Sen. Crapo’s Violence Against Women Act Set For Vote

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

A bill to protect victims of domestic violence comes up for a vote this week in the U.S. Senate.  Some Senate Republicans oppose the legislation because it expands prosecutorial powers for native American tribes, and adds protection for battered illegal immigrants, gays, and lesbians. 

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)  is a co-sponsor of the bill.  He says the provisions that have been criticized aren’t central to the legislation.   “I believe these are critical programs that need to be re-authorized and I’m going to be a strong advocate for it.”