Domestic Violence: Record Share Of Wa. Murders

Washington State’s percentage of homicides resulting from domestic violence reached an all-time high in 2002 while the state’s crime rate stayed about the same as the previous year, says the Seattle Times. The number of domestic-violence offenses overall dropped to 38,193, the lowest since 1996. Sixty-one of 184 murders–33 percent–were committed by the victims’ relatives
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