11/11/2007

Va. county steps up police intervention for domestic violence

A 2005 report shows that breakups were a factor in 40 percent of homicides that occurred in domestic violence incidents

By Chris L. Jenkins
Washington Post
Related: The many different faces of domestic violence

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County is developing Northern Virginia's first Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, designed to analyze and review homicides and murder-suicides that are a product of abuse between family members or intimate partners.

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