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Apr 06

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Rise in Reports of Domestic Violence Incidents During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Rise in Reports of Domestic Violence Incidents During Coronavirus Pandemic

While staying at home might be a chance for many of us to binge Netflix or bake bread, for victims of domestic violence, stay at home orders could invite more opportunities for their abusers to take advantage. 

"Houston police received about 300 more domestic violence calls in March than they did in February, a roughly 20 percent increase. Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, police fielded 517 additional calls about domestic violence in March [...] while Phoenix police received nearly 200 more calls, an increase of nearly 6 percent."

Read more in "Police see rise in domestic violence calls amid coronavirus lockdown".

(Source: NBC News)



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