Domestic violence in Minnesota
Minnesota this year is on pace to double the 2012 total of 14 deaths. Annual femicide reports, assembled since 1989 by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, have shown the number of women dying from domestic violence varies from a yearly low of 12 to a high of 40.
The number of women needing hospital care for domestic abuse injuries also hasn't changed, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Around 950 women have needed such treatment each year for the past decade. The hospital data, assembled at the Star Tribune's request, show a higher rate of victims in their early 20s.