Domestic Violence Deaths Up In NC

May 16, 2011

Raleigh, NC — A total of 107 North Carolinians lost their lives in domestic violence murders in 2010, an increase from the previous year…

…Of the 2010 murders, 70 of the victims were female and 37 were male. The murders were committed by 96 male offenders and 11 female offenders…

…The increase in domestic violence murders comes when the FBI’s preliminary crime statistics for 2010 show a 7.1 percent drop in murders across the country…

…In the 2010 statistics, law enforcement reported that nine of the 107 victims had taken out protective orders, and of those four were in place when the victims were murdered.

Read more at WFMY.