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Domestic Abuse is still a problem

The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) has released its annual Domestic Violence Homicide Report, covering calendar year 2022. ICADV reports 57 people died in 45 separate incidents. Of those deaths, one-third were 17 years of age or younger. The eldest victim was 79. Seven of the death events ended with the perpetrator committing suicide. The most common means of death was by firearms. The

“The actual numbers have dropped slightly with the easing of the pandemic,” stated Vickie Smith, President and CEO of ICADV. “But these incidents are preventable, and this loss is untenable...


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