'Shocking' statistics show no improvement in domestic violence deaths

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:24a.m.
Family violence claimed the lives of nearly 200 people between 2009 and 2015 (iStock)

Evidence that no improvement has been made in reducing the number of people dying as a result of family violence.

Latest statistics show between 2009 and 2015 nearly 200 people were killed in such incidents.

Dr Jacqueline Short told Mike Hosking the numbers make sober reading.

"What we found is that the statistics have stayed virtually the same. They are shocking statistics, and what we do know is that there deaths are preventable."

LISTEN ABOVE AS DR JACQUELINE SHORT SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING

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