2017 domestic violence deaths highest in decades

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November 13, 2018 - 11:05 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas recorded more domestic violence related homicides in 2017 than it had in more than two decades.

A Kansas Bureau of Investigation report shows the 38 domestic violence deaths in 2017 was twice as many as 2016.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the agency says 20 of the deaths were female and 18 were male. Also, 33 of the suspects were male while five were female. And firearms were used in 26 of 38 cases.

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