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52 people died from domestic abuse in Wisconsin last year Submitted: 10/01/2013
MADISON - 52 people died because of domestic abuse in Wisconsin in 2012.

That includes four perpetrators who took their own lives.

The analysis was done by the advocacy group End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.

Since 2000, there have been almost 5-hundred domestic violence homicides in the state.

At least 53 victims were killed by a domestic abuser with an illegal gun.

Another 189 people were killed with legal guns.

End Domestic Abuse executive director Patti Seger says domestic violence homicides are preventable.

She says too often abusers are not held accountable and are allowed to illegal possess guns.

End Domestic Abuse advocates for universal background checks on gun sales, no matter how or where those sales occur.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)



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