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Domestic Violence On The Rise

October 27th, 2009 by flanews

Domestic homicides are double what they were a year ago.

To learn more about why, Attorney General Bill McCollum is forming a domestic violence fatality review team. The team will determine where the system, including cops or shelters, failed and provide recommendations to fix the problem. Florida Police Chiefs Association President Dorene Thomas of Pinellas Park says the problem is the economy.

“Our economy is affecting families. You are having more families living together, more people blending and it’s causing tension and your seeing an increase, overall, in domestic violence,” said Thomas.

Each month more 200 children are affected by domestic violence, which often leaves lasting scars.

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