The High Rates of Domestic Violence


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In 2009 there were at least 37 cases of domestic homicide in Philadelphia. In fact, while all other violent crime dropped in the city, domestic homicides increased. Some people blame the recession for the recent spike. What is behind the increase in domestic violence and what is the city doing about it? We talk with Deputy Police Commissioner PATRICIA GIORGIO-FOX, CAROL TRACY, executive director for the Women’s Law Project, and PAUL BUKOVEC, director of Menergy.
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