Each year, TCFV tracks and analyzes every domestic violence fatality; last month we uncovered a distressing trend. From February 9 to February 16, six women lost their lives to domestic violence. One child was killed, and 8 children lost a parent.
We track these trends in order to help communities identify and analyze distinguishing characteristics of these cases. We need your help to create a safer Texas for all women. Will you sign and share the Purple Postcard in support of our work to preserve and increase funding for domestic violence programs?
What we know about the murders:
- The six women were killed in five counties: Grimes, Hays, Harris, Navarro and Travis.
- Five of the women were killed in their own homes.
- The sixth woman was killed near a public road.
- Every perpetrator used a gun to kill their partner.
We only have a few more days left to make your voice heard. By signing the Postcard, you can tell your legislators that Texans care about the safety of domestic violence victims.
I support full funding for life-saving domestic violence programs!