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Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

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Birmingham Police say one in every three calls they respond to is a report of domestic violence. They say on average they’re answering roughly 12,000 domestic violence calls per year, but thousands more go unreported. And that’s something that police and community leaders want to change through public education and awareness. Nick Patterson from the weekly newspaper Weld reports on an effort to stop the cycle of abuse and domestic violence in Birmingham and north-central Alabama.

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