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New Policing Unit Tackles Domestic Violence

Posted by familydynamics on January 26, 2008

Northamptonshire Police, in the United Kingdom, has vowed to cut the number of persistent attackers by more than 350 in 2008, and in March, will set up a new policing unit dedicated to tackling the issue.  That decision is based on the following:
 
Almost half of domestic abuse victims in Northamptonshire are repeat complainants who are forced to report the crime to police more than once.

Figures have revealed that during 2007, a total of 4,607 people reported incidents of domestic abuse at the hands of their spouses or partners, or members of their families.

Of those almost 50 per cent – 2,222 in total – were repeat victims who had already alerted police to the crime at least once before.

The new policing unit is great news for women who felt they had nowhere to turn.

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