State Attorney General links meth to increased domestic violence
Friday, May 19, 2006
California's Attorney General says the methamphetamine epidemic in this state has led to a dramatic rise in domestic violence. Sacramento reporter, Ellen Ciurczak has more.
Attorney General Bill Lockyer says meth production has now spread form the central valley to the Oregon Boarder all the way to Mexico. And he says a high number of arrestees are being tested and found with meth in their system. Now he says the meth problem has pled to increased violence in the home.
Lockyer: "It produces violent, paranoid behavior it contributes families stress and tension and kids and partners being injured."
Lockyer has said domestic violence has become an epidemic in California with 400,000 children a year being reported to the state as being victims of abuse or neglect. I'm Ellen Ciurczak in Sacramento.
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