Attorney-General Suzanne Anton says domestic violence is actually decreasing in BC despite a recent spate of murders and assaults that has left six women dead. But Anton says the government has to examine whether it needs to do more.
“Well, it’s a sign that we need to be paying attention, there’s no question about that. The trend in British Columbia has been a fairly steadily decrease in domestic violence incidents of that nature, but this year there’s six already, and that’s six too many.”
Anton says her heart goes out to a four-year-old boy whose parents are dead following a murder-suicide in Vancouver.
The government says there was a 72 per-cent reduction in “intimate partner violence homicides” between 2008 and 2013.