Domestic Violence Rises Steadily In Last Few Years

April 11, 2013

The recent deaths of three women in Metro Detroit have raised new concerns about domestic violence. The deaths were unrelated, except that all of the victims were believed to be involved in abusive relationships. They also died at the hands of their husbands or ex-boyfriends, who all apparently killed themselves. Piper Fakir is the head of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Domestic Violence unit. She could not comment on the specific cases, but WDET's Pat Batcheller asked Fakir whether her department has seen an increase in domestic violence cases? Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

If you--or you're worried someone you know--is being affected by domestic violence, here are some resources. it should be noted that this is not a full list of resources.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
Wayne County Domestic Violence Unit: 1.313.224.5857
HAVEN-Oakland County: 1.248.334.1274
TURNING POINT-Macomb County: 1.586.463.6990
SAFE HOUSE CENTER-Washtenaw County: 1.734.995.5444
Domestic Violence Resource Website-Oakland County
Michigan Resources and Phone Numbers (Interactive Regional Map)
Michigan Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs-Funded by the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board (PDF)