An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse in the United States. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail0

An analysis of more than 200 cases of domestic violence at eight military installations has determined that commanders and law enforcement personnel are not following their own rules when investigating and handling these cases and their victims.

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A sailor was killed on Friday at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, after he shot a female sailor several times in what is being described as an "isolated domestic shooting," Navy officials said.

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A pledge is displayed during a Change the Culture program, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Matthew Kirk

Tamara Campbell started receiving letters from her ex-husband, Bradley Darlington, after he'd been in jail for almost two years.

Sometimes they came to her directly and sometimes they were forwarded to her by her former in-laws. Regardless of how they arrived, the letters violated the victim/witness program procedures in place at Naval Consolidated Brig Chesapeake, where Darlington was incarcerated.

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Maj. Jason M. Sartori.

Former Army Special Forces Maj. Jason M. Sartori was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years confinement and dismissal from the service after being found guilty of abuse and child endangerment, according to Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for 1st Special Forces Command.

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AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner

The military will now count domestic violence as a separate crime in the hopes of avoiding another tragedy like the shooting last November in Sutherland Springsaccording to Military Times.

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Photo via Facebook/Justice For Julia

Human remains found Dec. 1 in a shallow grave in empty desert in Riverside County, California, are believed to be those of a San Diego woman whose ex-husband is accused of killing her, authorities said.

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