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Close to 25,000 domestic abuse incidents reported so far this year

Sep 21, 2021 07:09 By Shannonside News
Close to 25,000 domestic abuse incidents reported so far this year Close to 25,000 domestic abuse incidents reported so far this year
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Domestic Violence supports are extremely concerned at the level of reported abuse over the course of the pandemic

An average of one domestic abuse incident has been reported to the gardai every 15 minutes this year.

The force had dealt with 24,686 cases by September 9th - with 36 per cent in the Dublin region.

Just over 2,000 were reported in Cork, with Louth, Galway and Kildare the next highest.

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Noeline Blackwell, from Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, says the level of abuse is very concerning:

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