State sees fewest domestic violence deaths in 20 years

  • Article by: JIM ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 30, 2013 - 5:28 PM

But, "18 deaths is an outrage," say advocates, who point to plenty of work remaining to be done.

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gizkazzJan. 29, 13 3:21 PM

And I would bet that almost all of the killers had illegal guns, even if they used other means to kill, and these are the same people that will have guns if Obama takes them away from us.

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sallygirlJan. 29, 13 8:33 PM

No one is going to take your guns away so stop spreading misinformation about proposed gun control. If you really believe this then you need to do your homework.

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eman2001Jan. 30, 13 6:47 AM

It's time to reform the sexist Violence Against Women Act and include male victims of domestic abuse. Scientific surveys show conclusively that there are many male victims who are not getting services, just because they are males. Get the politics out of this issue, and use real social science to solve the problem.

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k3k30sJan. 30, 13 8:18 AM

I've just read 3 first comments on this article. Interesting-none of them commented on the content of the article. What a great example of the desensitization of this country. The deaths resulting from domestic violence should never happen and the number of victims(though still alive) of domestic violence are many thousands more. Thank you to the MN Coalition for Battered Women for taking on this problem.

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eman2001Jan. 30, 13 1:09 PM

Rates of domestic abuse have dropped nationwide at about the same rate as all violent crime. This might lead a rational person to believe that the efforts of advocacy groups and government spending have been pretty much a waste of time and money. But don't expect them to ask for less money any time soon.

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callmeronJan. 30, 13 5:33 PM

Sadly, domestic violence homicides will never be eliminated. What is much more disturbing are the people murdered in robberies and in other crimes. They are truly innocent but hardly a word is spoken about them by the media. Why do you think that is? Hmmm?

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barbjensJan. 31, 13 6:41 AM

callmeron -- So, do you think that the victims of domestic violence are NOT innocent?? Many people, probably like you, seem to think that in domestic violence that the woman (and children) must have done something to cause the "incident".

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ShelleyjolFeb. 1, 13 3:35 PM

Likely a direct correlation to the increase in legal gun owners and permits to carry. Women taking their self defense responsibility into their own hands. Be your own first responder.

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