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By: Lynda Bustilloz Re: Violent Protest [1/2] Violence and Disruption Statistics These numbers include only those incidents reported to NAF as of April 30, 1995; the actual number of incidents is likely to be higher. Incidents of Disruption and Violence Against Abortion Providers, 1995 VIOLENCE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Total for 1977-95 Murder 0 0 1 4 0 5 Attempted Murder 2 0 1 8 0 11 Bombing 1 1 1 3 0 40 Arson 10 16 9 5 8 100 Attempted Bomb/Arson 1 13 7 4 0 68 Invasion 29 26 24 2 0 347 Vandalism 44 116 113 42 11 596 Assault & Battery 6 9 9 7 1 96 Death Threats 3 8 78 59 13 238 Kidnapping 0 0 0 0 0 2 Burglary 1 5 3 3 3 37 Stalking (1) 0 0 188 22 4 214 TOTAL 95 194 434 159 40 1754 DISRUPTION ------------ Hate Mail/Phone Calls 142 464 628 381 33 1856 Bomb Threats 15 12 22 14 5 317 Picketing 292 2898 2279 1407 90 7868 TOTAL 449 3379 2929 1802 139 10071 CLINIC BLOCKADES ------------ 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 TOTAL No. of Incidents 41 83 66 25 3 637 No. of Arrests (2) 3885 2580 1236 217 34 33699 (1) Stalking is defined as the persistent following, threatening, and harassing of an abortion provider, staff member, or patient away from the clinic. Especially severe stalking incidents are noted on NAF's Incidents of Extreme Violence fact sheet. Tabulation of stalking incidents began in 1993. (2)The "number of arrests" represents the total number of arrests, not the total number of persons arrested. Many blockaders are arrested multiple times.

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