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Domestic violence climbs throughout region

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Domestic violence is soaring in Northern Virginia as a weak economy takes its toll on families and new laws push police to do more to combat the area's growing trend. Arrests have climbed as much as 277 percent from six years ago, according to new statistics from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. Domestic violence arrests in Fairfax County jumped from 489 in 2006 to 1,984 in...

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