Study finds Bronx and city women more likely to be killed by a partner

A new study by the city's Department of Health found that women, especially immigrants, are more likely to be killed by someone they know.

The study tracked domestic violence cases from 1995 to 2002 and found that more than 50 percent of women are killed by a partner. In addition, 87 percent of domestic violence murder victims were foreign born. Health officials also learned that 1/3 of New York City women killed by a partner were Hispanic.

Department of Health officials said the findings give them a glimpse into immigrant communities and what some of the women go through. Domestic abuse groups add that many women don't go to authorities because of immigration concerns.

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