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Resource ID: #13816
Subject: Domestic Violence
Source: Star (Toronto, Canada)
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This series tracked every reported case of spousal abuse originating in one week in July, 1995 in Metropolitan Toronto, a municipality with a population of 2.3 million people. Until The Star took up this challenge, statistics were not kept on the outcomes of domestic violence prosecutions. The reporters discovered that this glaring lack of accountability existed despite a 10-year-old, pro-arrest policy for wife batters. Analysis of the data showed that nearly half of the cases fell apart and the onus for the prosecution lay with the victim of the crime. (March 9 - 16, 1996)

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