Domestic violence is on the rise amid epidemics, as experts predicted

A new report about Pandemic The impact on domestic violence shows that incidents during orders to stay indoors increased by at least 8.1 percent.

The report, released Wednesday by the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (CCJ), analyzed the results of 18 studies that examined the frequency of reports of domestic violence before and during the epidemic. The researchers used data collected by law enforcement agencies, health agencies, domestic violence hotlines and “other administrative documents”, according to a press release.

The CCJ found that domestic violence incidents increased by 8.1 percent in the US after the lockdown order was issued – although the actual percentage is likely to be higher, with more incidents behind closed doors during house orders during migration Can. What’s more, any friend or family who might have otherwise reported such incidents were likely to be separated from the victims, not to make them witnesses.

“Our analysis confirmed the initial apprehensions we had at the onset of the epidemic,” Alex R., head of the report and head of the Department of Sociology, University of Miami. News release


ReportFurthermore the authors believe that the problem was exacerbated by unemployment, money problems or alcohol misuse, among other possible stresses caused by the epidemic.

In Wednesday’s news, CCJ director Thomas Abbott wrote, “The epidemic has thrown many vulnerable people of our society into particularly challenging situations, so these findings should not surprise us.” “Policy makers and researchers must work to understand the effects of the epidemic and provide additional resources for domestic abuse prevention and victim services, especially those most isolated and at risk.”

It is not just America’s problem. The CCJ report found that the report increased 8.1 percent in the United States, but the average increase among all the countries studied in the report – Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Argentina, India, and the U.S. – was less than 7.9% was. But domestic violence has been a global problem, experts have said.

Was the United Nations Previously warned The “devastating impact” that the epidemic may have on instances of sexual and domestic violence worldwide, particularly against women and girls, after an initial study in 2020. This type of violence, called a “shadow pandemic”, has already improved the helpline and emergency calls within the first few months of the global pandemic.

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