Oklahoma ranks sixth in nation for women killed in domestic violence

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The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women released some disturbing statistics Thursday.

Oklahoma ranks sixth in the nation for women killed by men in domestic violence altercations.

49 percent of women and 40 percent of men in the state have experienced intimate partner violence.

One-third of all domestic violence homicides are witnessed by children.

Children who are exposed to domestic violence are less likely to do well in school.

Nationally, one in four women will fall victim to domestic violence.

The average cost of a homicide is 9.1 million dollars and the global economic economic impact of domestic violence is 8 trillion dollars a year.

The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, along with Attorney General Scott Pruitt, the YWCA, and the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition will host the 2016 Solutions, Initiatives, and Strategies Summit.

The Summit is scheduled for Thursday, July 14th, at 8:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center.