Domestic Violence deaths quadrupled in 2020

Through the end of September 2020, there were 13 domestic violence homicide deaths in King County, where 12 occurred during the pandemic.

Of those 13 Domestic Violence homicides, four came from Bellevue.

In 2020, there have been 28 violent deaths linked to domestic violence in King County. This includes murder-suicides and other homicides perpetrated by convicted domestic violence offenders.

What we’ve seen since COVID began is about a 30% increase in the level of violence. There have been 985 instances between March to July 2020 where someone used the online petition form.

Black, Tony and Hernandez, Chelsea. “Domestic violence deaths in King County quadrupled this year over 2019.” King5, Link To Article

Of those 13 Domestic Violence homicides, four came from Bellevue, Washington.

In 2020, there have been 28 violent deaths linked to domestic violence in King County.

This includes murder-suicides and other homicides perpetrated by convicted domestic violence offenders.

What we’ve seen since COVID began is about a 30% increase in the level of violence. There have been 985 instances between March to July 2020 where someone used the online petition form.

A petition can be filed by a person who is a victim of domestic violence or fears violence by a family or household member. 

This includes:

– Persons who are or were married.

– Persons who are or were domestic partners.

– Persons who have a child in common.

– Persons 16 years or older who have or have had a dating relationship.

– Adults who are related by blood or marriage.

– Adults who do or did reside together.

– Persons with a biological or legal parent-child relationship, including step-parents and step-children, and grandparents and grandchildren.

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Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

202 East Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802

(218) 722-2781

A petition can be filed by victim of domestic violence or fears violence by a family or household member.

This includes:

– Persons who are or were married.

– Persons who are or were domestic partners.

– Persons who have a child in common.

– Persons 16 years or older who have or have had a dating relationship.

– Adults who are related by blood or marriage.

– Adults who do or did reside together.

– Persons with a biological or legal parent-child relationship, including step-parents and step-children, and grandparents and grandchildren.

Black, Tony and Hernandez, Chelsea. “Domestic violence deaths in King County quadrupled this year over 2019.” King5, Link To Article

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Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
202 East Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802

(218) 722-2781