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Reports: Sexual, Domestic Violence At Epidemic Levels In Mass.

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Two reports out Tuesday show sexual and domestic violence at epidemic levels in Massachusetts. Advocacy group Jane Doe Inc. said nearly half of women and a quarter of men have experienced some form of sexual or domestic violence in their lifetime.

Executive Director Mary Lauby said better methodology around research is returning better numbers.

"When I say better I don't mean bigger, I mean numbers that in fact reflect what the experiences of advocates and experts in the field know about this work," Lauby said.

Lauby said the state should take action by increasing funding for violence treatment and prevention programs.

This program aired on April 10, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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