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Here’s an interesting post from https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2021/12/06/significant-rise-in-domestic-abuse-cases-revealed/:

Shocking figures have revealed domestic abuse crime has almost doubled across West Mercia over the last six years – with more than 16,000 cases recorded during the first year of the pandemic..

Rates for many crimes dropped nationally during the pandemic, but domestic abuse rose by six per cent across the country, with concerns about the situation being exacerbated by successive lockdowns making it harder for victims to get help.

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