Half of violence victims knew attacker: Study

September 1997
Jet;09/15/97, Vol. 92 Issue 17, p37
Presents the results of a US Justice Department study which found that nearly half of victims of violence or suspected violence that were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 1994 knew their attackers. Comments from Bonnie J. Campbell, director of the department's Violence Against Women Office, suggesting the figures further support the suspicion that domestic violence is seriously underreported; Statistics and breakdown into categories.


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