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Kelowna has highest rate of domestic abuse cases in B.C.

Postby coffeeFreak » Dec 8th, 2012, 9:52 am

Wow, not a claim to fame any city would like to have:

Domestic violence victims remembered
by Adam Proskiw - Story: 84257
Dec 7, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Mayor Walter Gray joined supporters, lit candles and walked the route City Council named Angel Way to honor victims of domestic violence Thursday night.

The Candlelight Vigil was organized by the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, a charity dedicated to advancing the safety, legal rights and economic security of women & children.

According to Mayor Gray, who spoke at the event, Kelowna RCMP receives 1,200 reports of domestic abuse every year, which is the highest rate in B.C. and the third highest in the country.

“We should all be embarrassed about this statistic,” said Mayor Gray.

“We can do better.”

December 6 is National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence against Women and commemorates the 1989 classroom shooting at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal that left six women dead and wounded several
others.

Angel Way is part of a national campaign to honor and remember victims and survivors of violence and abuse.

http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/84257/Domestic-violence-victims-remembered
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Re: Kelowna has highest rate of domestic abuse cases in B.C.

Postby theyeti » Dec 8th, 2012, 9:56 am

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Re: Kelowna has highest rate of domestic abuse cases in B.C.

Postby Ken7 » Dec 8th, 2012, 12:08 pm

Very interesting indeed.

Now why would one think domestic violence in the Sunshine Taxed Capital of Canada be so prevalent?
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Postby crookedmember » Dec 8th, 2012, 12:30 pm

Ken7 wrote:Very interesting indeed.

Now why would one think domestic violence in the Sunshine Taxed Capital of Canada be so prevalent?


Lots of low paying jobs. Lots of poverty.
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Postby Ken7 » Dec 8th, 2012, 12:42 pm

crookedmember"Very interesting indeed.

Now why would one think domestic violence in the Sunshine Taxed Capital of Canada be so prevalent?

Lots of low paying jobs. Lots of poverty.


Alcohol, drugs, keeping in tow with the Jones'
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Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 8th, 2012, 1:08 pm

Small town mentality stuck in 60's.
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Postby AirHoss » Dec 8th, 2012, 9:15 pm

Geee. Couldn't be all the steroids. Nooooo :137:
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Postby Graphite » Dec 9th, 2012, 11:59 am

crookedmember wrote:Lots of low paying jobs. Lots of poverty.


Um, domestic violence happens amongst all kinds of income levels.......
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Postby StraitTalk » Dec 9th, 2012, 12:09 pm

I never would have thought we'd be up there... Odd, and unfortunate.
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Postby joer2012 » Dec 9th, 2012, 12:12 pm

AirHoss wrote:Geee. Couldn't be all the steroids. Nooooo :137:


Lots of "macho" dudes.
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Postby kgcayenne » Dec 9th, 2012, 12:45 pm

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Postby Sn0man » Dec 9th, 2012, 1:52 pm

joer2012 wrote:
Lots of "macho" dudes.


And "dudettes". It may be that women are generally the only ones who report domestic violence but it happens to men just as much.
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Postby boardsweeper » Dec 9th, 2012, 1:57 pm

I thought there was a sign on the westside stating that 3 out of 5 women suffer from domestic abuse? heading towrads kelowna just before girzzley? anybody remember this sign?
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Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 9th, 2012, 2:30 pm

boardsweeper wrote:I thought there was a sign on the westside stating that 3 out of 5 women suffer from domestic abuse? heading towrads kelowna just before girzzley? anybody remember this sign?


Well, I wouldn't trust billboards for their stats - they're intended to raise money, so they go in for a shock. Take it with a grain of salt. Besides, domestic abuse DOESN'T mean 3 out 5 women get beat up by their husbands - it might include things like screaming, arguing, etc. Telling your kids to stop watching TV and go to sleep is abuse these days, so...

I'm still puzzled why Kelowna be on top of the list. Just sad.
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Re: Kelowna has highest rate of domestic abuse cases in B.C.

Postby boardsweeper » Dec 9th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Well, I wouldn't trust billboards for their stats - they're intended to raise money, so they go in for a shock. Take it with a grain of salt. Besides, domestic abuse DOESN'T mean 3 out 5 women get beat up by their husbands - it might include things like screaming, arguing, etc. Telling your kids to stop watching TV and go to sleep is abuse these days, so...

I'm still puzzled why Kelowna be on top of the list. Just sad.



Not saying I trust it, I dont know if its even true, only asked if the sign remains. and im aware of the different forms of abuse. thanks. and im sure kelowna does NOT have the highest rate, not with the population it has anyways, vancouver has 500,000 people in it, no way kelowna out ranks vancouver.
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