Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ten Percent Increase in Domestic Violence

Last year the police registered 63,131 incidents of domestic violence, a rise of 10% over the previous year (2005). One out of three perpetrators is a repeat offender. Eighty-five percent of the victims are women. This information is contained in a report which Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Christian Democrats) has sent to Parliament.

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