48 Wis. Domestic Abuse Victims Killed in 2012

Posted at: 10/01/2013 10:18 AM | Updated at: 10/01/2013 10:19 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A new report says 52 people died as the result of domestic abuse in Wisconsin in 2012, including four perpetrators who took their own lives.

The analysis from the advocacy group End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin says that since 2000, there have been 499 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 tells the Journal Sentinel domestic violence homicides are preventable homicides, but 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.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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