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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report says at least 37 people were killed last year as a result of domestic violence.

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women released its 2013 Femicide Report on Tuesday.

The report tracks homicides in which the known or suspected perpetrator was a current or former intimate partner, or the homicide was caused by domestic violence. It includes family members, friends and others who intervened and were killed.

Of the 37 deaths last year, 24 women and seven men were killed by current or former intimate partners. Six friends or family members were killed.

Two pieces of legislation are designed to help combat domestic violence. One gives victims a right to be notified of an offender’s location after release. The other helps police arrest suspects who have fled.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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