Study: Violence against women costly to state - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Study: Violence against women costly to state

Posted: Updated:

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - A recent study shows violence against women in Tennessee costs the state more than $880 million annually.

The study was done by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women and presented at a recent women's summit in Nashville.

It identified costs incurred by public and private entities statewide as a result of domestic violence, human sex trafficking and sexual assault.

The majority of the expense was manifest in tax dollars and health care payments, but the study said other expenditures like charity, lost wages, workplace expenses and inefficiency also played significant roles.

Additionally, the study found that domestic and sexual violence against women likely influenced the needs of children who received a majority of the state Department of Children's Services' 2012 operational spending.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Dalton and Georgia both see drop in unemployment

    Dalton and Georgia both see drop in unemployment

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:24:11 GMT
    The unemployment rates declined, according to a GDOL news release, because new jobs were created and fewer businesses laid off workers in the region.More
    The unemployment rates declined, according to a GDOL news release, because new jobs were created and fewer businesses laid off workers in the region.More
  • Kansas Slay Suspect Jeffrey Chapman Wanted to Erase 'Murder' Ink

    Kansas Slay Suspect Jeffrey Chapman Wanted to Erase 'Murder' Ink

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:02:24 GMT
    A Kansas slaying suspect wanted to save his neck by getting the tattoo he splashed across it — the word "murder" spelled backward — inked over in jail.But county officials balked at Jeffrey Chapman's request for a personal needling session in lockup. The dispute was laid out in court papers filed in Barton County this month. It turns out that all it took to resolve it was a piece of clothing."The parties reached an agreement that the defendant would wear a turtleneck," Lisa Taylor, spokes...More
    A Kansas slaying suspect wanted to save his neck by getting the tattoo he splashed across it — the word "murder" spelled backward — inked over in jail.But county officials balked at Jeffrey Chapman's request for a personal needling session in lockup. The dispute was laid out in court papers filed in Barton County this month. It turns out that all it took to resolve it was a piece of clothing."The parties reached an agreement that the defendant would wear a turtleneck," Lisa Taylor, spokes...More
  • Alstom said to be in talks for acquisition by GE

    Alstom said to be in talks for acquisition by GE

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:49:23 GMT
    The purchase would give GE control of Alstom’s power plant and transmission technologies, and poise GE for European expansion as the EU economy begins a rebound.More
    The purchase would give GE control of Alstom’s power plant and transmission technologies, and poise GE for European expansion as the EU economy begins a rebound.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.