Barden Park was buzzing with people at the 23rd annual Take Back the Night event last (Thursday) night. Take Back the Night is a national event honoring victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is seeking more money to prevent domestic violence. Liz Richards, the coalition's executive director, says the group is seeking an additional $1.5 million a year for advocacy services.
Fewer Minnesotans died as the result of domestic violence in 2012. An annual report from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 18 people were killed in domestic violence situations last year, the lowest number since 1991.
A new report says at least 28 people died in Minnesota last year as the result of domestic violence. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 67 percent of the homicides happened after victims had left, or were attempting to leave their abuser.
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