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Despite the recent spate of attacks on abortion clinics, the most serious types of violence and threats against providers of abortion services have been declining.

Since 2009, significantly fewer burglaries and incidents of vandalism have occurred at abortion clinics compared to the five years prior, according to data compiled by the National Abortion Federation.

A similar trend is seen for bombings, murders and death and bomb threats against abortion providers. After a spike in the late 1990s, the numbers have been declining over the last decade and have appeared to accelerate over the last five years.

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