If it is Predictable, it is Preventable

 

Homicide is the fifth leading cause of death for women ages 18 to 44. In 2015 alone, 3,519 women and girls were killed. Husbands, boyfriends, and former intimate partners perpetrated more than half of these murders.

Research has shown that intimate partner domestic violence homicides are often predictable; our experience indicates that if they’re predictable, the vast majority are preventable.

The Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE) instrument, created by Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and research partners, is used by law enforcement to identify victims at the highest risk of intimate partner homicide and severe/near-lethal assault.