QUESTION: Violence against women in Virginia

question / pregunta: 

On average or in any given recent year, how many girls/women have been killed by boyfriends/husbands/exes/etc in the state of Virginia?


According to the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 69 people in Virginia were killed by an intimate partner in 2005, the most recent year for which there are statistics. 68% of these victims were female, which would mean there were 47 women killed in Virginia as a result of domestic violence in 2005.

Source: "Homicides Related to Intimate Partner Violence." Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia. 27 April 2007. 9 May 2007. <>.

Another good source of information about domestic violence in Virginia is the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (