Jan 14 '22
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A 2008 study from the Journal of Emergency Medicine found that 43 percent of women who were murdered in domestic assaults, and 45 percent of the victims of attempted murder, had been strangled by their partner within the year before. The most dangrous domestic violence offenders strangle their victims. The most violent rapists strangle their victims.
We used to think all abusers were equal. They are not.
Our research has now made clear that when a man puts his hands around a woman’s neck, he has just raised his hand and said, “I’M A KILLER.” They are more likely to kill police officers, to kill children, and to later kill their partners. So, when you hear “He choked me,” now we know
YOU ARE AT THE EDGE OF A HOMICIDE.
Co-Founder, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
According to the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, “A woman who has suffered a nonfatal strangulation incident with her intimate partner is 750% more likely to be killed by the same perpetrator…with a gun.” That is a staggering number, and it’s not a coincidence. Researchers and law enforcement professionals have determined that nonfatal strangulation is a leading indicator of escalating violence in a relationship and an important risk factor for homicide in women.
Get out. Stay out. Seek support from domestic violence experts, therapists and family/friends. Please stay safe.