Oct. 23, 2023 (DENVER) — The number of domestic violence fatalities set an all-time high in 2022 according to a comprehensive report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (CDVFRB) released today by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.
In 2022, domestic violence-related incidents claimed at least 94 lives in Colorado. Among these, 39 were killed by their current or former intimate partners, and 22 were collateral victims, including six children and two peace officers. In fact, the only two peace officers who lost their lives while serving the people of Colorado in 2022 were killed when responding to domestic violence incidents, underscoring the importance of preparing officers for this critical and dangerous responsibility.
The total number of fatalities was nearly 1.5 times higher than the average number of fatalities over the CDVFRB’s seven years of data collection. In addition, the volume of collateral fatalities was extraordinarily high relative to years past, emphasizing the lethal threat of domestic violence often extends beyond domestic violence victims and to the entire community.
For full article – please see the AG website: https://coag.gov/press-releases/colorado-domestic-violence-fatalities-reach-record-high-in-2022-annual-report-reveals/