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Oklahoma Organizations Focus On Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On the surface, Oklahoma may seem like a safe place to live. Although many rural parts of the state have low crime rates, Oklahoma as a whole, lends itself to some startling statistics.
Last year, Forbes Magazine released its list of the most dangerous cities in America. After combining FBI crime rates with data from deadly car crashes, Tulsa ranked number six on the list, while Oklahoma City followed closely at number nine.
In a September 2011 report released by the Violence Policy Center in Washington D.C., Oklahoma ranked number 11 out of 50 states for domestic violence. Since all states define domestic violence differently, the study focused solely on men who murder women; the factor being fairly accurate, since 85% of domestic violence is committed against women.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, organizations throughout the state are working hard to shed light on the horrific issue.


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