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Advocates seek to curb domestic murders with public awareness

Karen Jarmoc (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Karen Jarmoc (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut has averaged 14 domestic violence murders a year since 2000. It’s a statistic advocates said Tuesday they hope to drive down with greater public awareness of the warning signs of intimate partner violence.

An annual report of the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee found 188 residents have been murdered during domestic violence incidents since 2000. This year’s report includes several recommendations to reduce these fatalities and near-fatalities, including a more educated public.

In many of the cases, there were warning signs, Karen Jarmoc, CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said at a Hartford press conference. Jarmoc said it is important to reach potential victims before situations escalate.

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