OKLAHOMA CITY —
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month and authorities say they hope to spotlight a problem for many households in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says law enforcement officers responded to 24,241 reports of domestic violence in Oklahoma in 2011. The number averages to a report of domestic abuse every 21.6 minutes in the state.
The agency reported 47 murders were related to domestic abuse in 2011. The number decreased from 51 in the previous year.
The OSBI says assault and battery was the most common type of offense reported to police. Domestic violence was reported the most on Sunday.