NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – New numbers prove the problem of domestic violence is getting worse in Texas.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
A new report from the Texas Council on Family Violence says 132 women were killed in the state last year; up from 119 deaths in 2013.
Ten deaths in Tarrant County and 10 deaths in Dallas made both counties the second worst for domestic violence homicides.
Harris County was the most violent, with 23 domestic violence deaths reported.
Local domestic violence shelters are working tirelessly to change the uptick in numbers of women killed by their male intimate partners.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
“It’s our goal and we believe it’s an entirely feasible goal… for all of those counties to be fatality free in the very near future,” says President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Kathryn Jacob.
The Texas Council on Family Violence serves three main functions: to provide support to service providers, to advocate on behalf of domestic violence victims to the state government and to develop and implement prevention programs focused at ending domestic violence at its root causes.
Medical studies link long-term effects of domestic violence and abuse with many health problems long after the survivor has left his or her abuser.
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