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How many people have Protection From Abuse orders in your county?

| Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Matthew Darby was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police on Oct. 11, 2017, and charged in the death of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet.
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Matthew Darby was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police on Oct. 11, 2017, and charged in the death of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet.

Pennsylvania provides information by county on the number of protection from abuse orders that people have requested and been granted or denied.

According to a release from the state:

Statewide and county-by-county protection from abuse (PFA) data from Pennsylvania courts is available via an interactive dashboard on the Pennsylvania judiciary's website. Forty-nine percent of processed PFA petitions are terminated by plaintiffs who either withdraw the complaint (20 percent) or don't appear in court (29 percent).

The topic was in the news this week when Alina Sheykhet, a University of Pittsburgh student, was slain in her home early Sunday. Three days earlier, she obtained a PFA against her ex-boyfriend, Matthew Darby.

Police suspect him of breaking into her home and bludgeoning her to death.

Related stories:

Suspect in Pitt student's murder arrested

Pitt murder victim sought PFA against ex-boyfriend last month

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