Red Flags indicating a victim is at high risk of being killed or almost killed by her abuser
This infographic comes from DVRCV (Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Australia). It highlights the factors that put family violence victims at increased risk of being killed or seriously injured. These risk factors have been ascertained by research that looked at the backstory of lethal and near-lethal cases of domestic violence.
The infographic can be downloaded here [Internet Archive link] as a PDF.
You may find that when you click that link you get a warning message saying the site is not secure. We think DVRCV might have arranged that link to give a warning message so as to alert victims of abuse to in case the victim’s computer or phone may be monitored by her abuser, and to give her a moment to consider whether to proceed further if she is using a computer or phone which her abuser also uses or might be covertly surveilling. Barb got a warning message when she first clicked on the link; she decided to proceed because she’s confident her laptop isn’t being monitored by her two ex- husbands. And when Barb chose to proceed despite the warning, she got to the page at DVRCV’s website where the PDF can be downloaded.
If you don’t want to click on that link, you can download the image from this post. Here’s how: right-click on the image and then choose ‘save image as’ from the drop-down menu.
We encourage you to print and share the infographic with those needing to learn more about domestic violence and abuse.
We also encourage you to share it on FB and other social media. Here is a smaller version of the image which might better suit some forms of social media.