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Georgia 15th in nation for domestic violence murders

POSTED: March 4, 2010 9:10 a.m.
ATLANTA - A new report ranks Georgia 15th in the nation for killings of women by men in single-victim homicides, most of them murders connected with domestic violence.

The report was released by the Violence Policy Center with help from two prominent Georgia advocacy groups.

The sixth annual report shows conditions had improved from three years ago, when the state was ranked seventh for such homicides.

Still, the state's domestic violence organizations responded to over 72,000 incidents last year.

Georgia Commission on Family Violence director Kirsten Rambo says many homicides happen when women try to leave violent relationships.

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