Domestic violence homicides decline during pandemic 

Advocates worry more victims are staying with abusers 

THERE WAS A significant drop in domestic violence–related homicides in Massachusetts in 2020, according to a new state report, but some worry that there may be a dark underside to what would normally be regarded as unalloyed good news.     Advocates for domestic violence victims say the decrease in domestic violence homicides may actually be a function of more victims staying in violent relationships because of the(...)

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