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Iowa Domestic Violence hotline seeing more calls

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WATERLOO (KWWL)--The Iowa Domestic Violence hotline is seeing more calls.

The non-profit group, Children and Families of Iowa, says its hotline has increased traffic by 31 percent compared to this time last year.

The coordinator says she is not surprised by the increase because of the poor economy and unemployment.

She says those pressures can make a bad situation worse.

Group members say they've also seen an increase in the number of people at its domestic violence shelter.

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