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Domestic-Violence-Related Homicides Spiked In Massachusetts Last Year

February 6, 2023

There was an uptick in the number of domestic violence-related homicides that occurred in Massachusetts last year.

There were 26 of these homicides in Massachusetts in 2022, according to the Eagle-Tribune. That’s more than 40 percent higher than in the previous year; the state had 15 domestic violence-related homicides in 2021.

Jane Doe Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Boston that helps victims of domestic violence, said that more emergency shelters in the state could help decrease these numbers.

“Not a day goes by that there isn’t one request for somebody seeking shelter,” Toni Troop, Jane Doe’s spokesman, told the Eagle-Tribune. “And often days there are multiple requests.”


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