JKFFC makes news in South CarolinaFebruary 2022
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A study conducted by a University of South Carolina economist put a nine-digit price tag on the economic impact of domestic violence for the state.
The report, commissioned by the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, states the crime cost the state $358.4 million in 2020.
Dr. Joseph Von Nessen of the Darla Moore School of Business announced the results of the study at a news conference Tuesday morning in Columbia.
The study found that 82,739 South Carolinians each year will be victims of intimate partner violence, he said.
"Unfortunately, our state has consistently ranked within the top 10 states for the rate of female homicide in each of the past 17 years," Von Nessen said. "South Carolina ranks seventh among all states with respect to the percentage of females who experienced intimate partner violence at some point during their lifetimes. And about 42% of females and 29% of males in South Carolina, expected to experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes at least one time."
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