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The Covid-19 pandemic is linked to a ten percent increase in domestic violence cases across the country.

Leslie, Emily; Wilson, Riley;
Published: 11 Jun 2020
Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
Country: United Kingdom

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people across the world have been sheltering at home for several months, a shift which is sadly likely to mean a rise in domestic violence cases. After adjusting domestic violence call data for seasonal trends, Emily Leslie and Riley Wilson find that domestic violence increases by about ten percent compared to the same period in 2019 – an equivalent to nearly 1,400 additional cases across the US each day.


HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, HQ The family. Marriage. Woman

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