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  •  We expect fluctuation in the signal. (0+ / 0-)

    But the long term national trend is clear.  Violence is declining across the board.

    •  Not for domestic violence. It is going up. A (0+ / 0-)

      reverse of the national trend. it is getting worse. It is not a "signal", it is people being killed.

      My personal computer is limited, can't post without tagging on. Community computer better. Pardon tagging to comments, spelling, please.

      by CuriousBoston on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 10:50:58 AM PDT

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      •  It is a signal. (0+ / 0-)

        That's precisely what a time-series data set is.  

        The national trend is declining.

        The percentage of female victims (22%) of intimate partner violence was about 4 times that of male victims (5%). The NCVS defines intimate partners as current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends. The rate of intimate partner violence for females decreased from 2009 to 2010. In comparison, there were no significant differences in the numbers and rates of intimate partner victimizations for males from 2009 to 2010 (table 6).
        That's not to minimize suffering and death of victims, but this is a discussion of the public policy response; not a forum for emotional outrage.

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