Domestic Violence Surge in Mass. Linked to Shelter Overcrowding

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http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/dome10212003.htm Massachusetts domestic killings soared 40 percent over the past year while advocates say families fleeing violence are flooding cash-strapped shelters statewide, reports the Boston Herald ``The souring of the economy over the past two years, we feel, is a major contributing factor, though it's not at all an excuse for domestic violence,'' said Toni K. Troop, spokeswoman for Jane Doe Inc., a statewide coalition of more than 60 domestic violence and sexual assault programs. Over the past 12 . . .

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