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Texas Sees Increase in Domestic Violence Reports

Posted/updated on: November 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Domestic violence cases have sharply increased in Texas in recent years. Figures from the state Department of Public Safety show more than 214,000 wives, husbands, girlfriends and others were injured or died in 2016 at the hands of a family member. The statistics show that’s an increase from about 193,000 in 2011. In Houston, local police report they received more than 24,000 domestic violence cases in the first 10 months of this year. That’s a 45 percent increase over a similar period in 2013, the Houston Chronicle reported. “We continue to underestimate the reach and devastation of domestic violence,” said Gloria Aguilera Terry, chief executive of the Texas Council on Family Violence.


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