DV is common thread to increasing numbers of Maine homicides

A terrible year for homicide

Twenty-five people have been the victims of homicide in Maine so far this year, the highest number in the last nine years, public safety officials reported this month. More than half are cases of alleged domestic violence and four of the victims were children under the age of 3.

And four months still remain in 2008.

“It’s been a terrible year,” Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said of the deaths. “There is only one common thread with these crimes, and that is domestic violence.”

“In Maine, you are more likely to be killed by someone you love, once loved, or by a family member than you are in a gang-related or random killing,” he said.

Source and full story: Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel

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