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To see the stats is there anything here that that is groundbreaking -- shocking news.
And fortunately I've been doing this work for nearly 25 years now.
So these statistics.
Are statistics -- I know well and unfortunately they are not new statistics.
Carol Arthur executive director of the domestic abuse project in Minneapolis and hopes -- stats in the World Health Organization report due finally grants and attention.
Even if they are similar to what she's been hearing for years.
Absolutely and you know it's a good thing if people see that and say wow this is way too much because it is an up -- down.
And been going on way to line and the way we end domestic violence is by saying this is unacceptable what do we do here.
The report says -- domestic violence rate is highest in Africa the Middle East and southeast Asia at 37%.
Where fewer laws protect women.
It's a 23%.
In the US Europe in Latin and South America falling in between.
It recommends that women be more aggressively screened by doctors and nurses especially in the ER to stop abuse before it turns into murder.
37 and about women who go to emergency rooms for injuries are -- because of domestic violence researchers indicated -- if medical providers at.
Frequently victims will tell.
Carol says in Minneapolis there's some good news that the number of domestic abuse 911 calls are down thanks to aggressive policing and prosecution.
But the bad news is the percentage.
Has stayed the same.
And she thinks it's still likely.
Low because what we also know is that.
Only about one out of every three cases are going to be reported to the place.
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