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Marriage: Still the Safest Place For Women and Children « Marriage & Family « Downloads

Date postedOctober 18, 2010
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The institution that most strongly protects mothers and children from domestic abuse and violent crime
is marriage. Analysis of ten years worth of findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has conducted since 1973, demonstrates that mothers who are or ever have been married are far less likely to suffer from violent crime than are mothers who never marry.