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Concerns: Incidents of domestic abuse in NI continue to increase

Concerns: Incidents of domestic abuse in NI continue to increase

Concerns: Incidents of domestic abuse in NI continue to increase

Say the words domestic abuse, and what do you picture? A woman getting punched in the face by her partner? Yes, that happens. Northern Ireland has a horrific problem with men beating up the women they claim to love, often in front of their children. It is an unconscionable crime.

There were 31,817 domestic abuse incidents recorded in 2019/20, the highest level since records began.

Since the pandemic, many victims have suffered further injury and despair, due to being locked up with their abusers. Five NI women have been killed.


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