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They say that 93.3 million travelers will go at Least 50 miles from home this year. This year’s expected travel volume is the second highest in the past decade. AAA defines the year-end holiday travel season as December 22 to January 1, 2013.
Approximately 83.6 million people plan to take to the nation’s roadways, a 2.1 percent increase compared to 2010-11, according to AAA. Holiday air travel expected to increase 4.5 percent to 5.6 million travelers from 5.4 million in 2011. About 3.3 million travelers will choose other modes of transportation - rail, bus or cruise ship.
AAA does not expect gas prices to have a major impact on travel volume.
Tuesday, December 18 2012, 06:59 AM CST
TBI: Women more likely family violence victims
June 20, 2013 08:10 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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