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Deaths caused by domestic violence increase in 2012

An increase in domestic violence murders was observed in North Carolina in 2012, the attorney general said recently.

Attorney General Roy Cooper is concerned about the increase and believes North Carolina must do more to stop domestic violence. Cooper said a 15 percent increase in deaths due to domestic violence, leading to a total of 122, was seen in 2012. According to 2012 records, 78 of the victims were women and 44 were men. Of the killers recorded, 104 were men and 18 women.

Cooper also said this increase proves that there is a greater need for more education and resources, greater law enforcement against perpetrators, and greater awareness of the issue.

Tragically, domestic violence causes hundreds of people to be injured or killed every year in North Carolina. If you know or suspect that someone is being abused, call our lawyers at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, at 919-833-1040. We will do whatever possible to remove the person from danger.