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Injury & Violence Prevention Program  (IVPP)
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Injury & Violence Prevention Program
695 S. Vermont Avenue, South Tower, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 351-7888
Fax: (213) 637-4879
Email: ivpp@ph.lacounty.gov

Intimate Partner Violence & Guns
In abusive relationships, guns are often used to threaten and intimidate, as well as to injure or kill (Smith, 2001)

Firearms are used in 59% of all intimate partner deaths of women two-thirds of intimate partner violence murders of spouses or ex-spouses, or boyfriends or ex-boyfriends (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2002)

Intimate partner violence with guns is linked to murder-suicide. Whereas one-third of men who shoot and kill their partners also kill themselves (Barber C, 2003; Campbell J, 2003)

Select here for more information on Intimate Partner Violence

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For more information please call (213) 351-7888

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