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Domestic abuse up, homicides decline

Officials say more victims may be reporting incidents

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New crime data showed an uptick in domestic violence across New York state last year, with more than 85,000 victims, though related homicides declined sharply. The Division of Criminal Justice Services reported 54,848 domestic violence victims outside New York City in 2012, up more than 1,700, or 3 percent, from the year before. The New York Police Department, using data that excludes some lower-level crimes, said there were 30,428 domestic violence victims last year, an ...


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