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Report Examines Link Between Stalking And Domestic Violence In Georgia

A woman who has been beaten by her husband holds her child in a shelter. Each year, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence put out a report that studies some of the factors involved in domestic violence deaths.
A woman who has been beaten by her husband holds her child in a shelter. Each year, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence put out a report that studies some of the factors involved in domestic violence deaths.
Credit Pavel Golovkin / Associated Press file

Imagine the public reaction if 149 Georgians were killed in a natural disaster or terror attack.

That’s how many people in the state were murdered in domestic violence incidents in the last year, according to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Each year, they put out a report that studies some of the factors involved in domestic violence deaths. This year’s report focuses on the role of stalking.

Taylor Tabb, fatality review project manager for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Stephanie Woodard, chair of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, joined Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition” to discuss this year’s report.