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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here are a few numbers from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regarding domestic violence. 

*In 2018, 73,568 cases were flagged as domestic related in Tennessee alone. 

*The overall number of domestic related offenses decreased by 5.8% from 2017 to 2018.

*Females were three times more likely to be victimized than males; accounting for 71.1% for all domestic violence victims, while males accounted for 28.8%.

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*Juveniles made up 9.8% of reported victims in 2018.

*Domestic violence resulted in 98 murder victims in 2018

If you need help, Call the state’s Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-356-6767.

A link to this complete TBI report can be found by clicking here. 

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