Disturbing data shows how often domestic violence turns deadly



A connection has long been established between domestic violence and murder. But a new report by The Washington Post uncovers just how close that link is: nearly half of women who were murdered in the past decade were killed by a current or former partner. Katie Zezima, the story’s lead reporter, joins John Yang to discuss the disturbing data and new efforts to intervene before homicide occurs.

Editor’s Note: The phone number we referenced for the National Domestic Violence Hotline during the show was incorrect. The correct number is 1-800-799-7233. The transcript below has been edited to reflect the correct number.

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