Study: Violence in Home Drives Women to Crime

A study from Shanxi Women’s Federation shows that many homicides committed by women can be traced to first instances of domestic violence. From Global Times:

An examination conducted by the Shanxi Women’s Federation on homicides committed by women in Shanxi Women’s Prison showed that in 45.3 percent of cases, the offenders were unable to bear their husbands’ violence, Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday, which was International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

“More than half of the women prisoners committed crimes because of domestic violence,” Li Yue’e, chairman of the Shanxi Women’s Federation, told Xinhua. “Domestic violence is a major reason for the growing rate of divorce and juvenile crime.”

[…] According to a survey by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), domestic violence exists in 31 percent of the 270 million families in China, with 90 percent of the violence committed by men.


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