The State Attorney General released new data today on domestic violence-related deaths.
From 2001 through 2010, 79 people in New Hampshire died as a result of domestic violence. Two-thirds of the victims were women.
And the data shows a disproportionate share of the deaths were in rural counties, including Sullivan, which had the state’s highest rate.
Attorney General Michael Delaney says that while New Hampshire remains a safe state, domestic violence is occurring at an unacceptably high rate.