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25% Increase In Domestic Violence Cases Due To Coronavirus Lockdown

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

8:17 AM - 9 Jun 2020



There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence cases this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 100 people have been prosecuted.

There have been ongoing concerns during the coronavirus pandemic for people who have been forced into lockdown with abusers.

When the outbreak began, gardai launched a special operation to help victims of domestic abuse.

They say so far this year there’s been a 25 per cent increase in calls for assistance.

8,229 calls were made between January and May the 25th  while gardai say 107 prosecutions were made in May.

Detective Chief Superintendent Declan Daly says he wants to assure those experiencing domestic abuse that gardai are available to help them during this difficult time.

 



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