Domestic violence recorded by authorities in France increased by ten percent over the past year.
Paris – Domestic violence recorded by authorities in France increased by 10 percent over the past year. The interior ministry announced in Paris on Monday that the victims are mainly women. The security forces recorded 159 400 cases of violence between life partners, 139 200 of the victims were women. Mostly it was about physical violence, which was sometimes so bad that the victims were initially unable to work. The death toll from intimate partner violence fell to 125 in 2020, from 173 the previous year. 102 of those killed were women.
There was a nationwide lockdown twice in France in 2020 due to the corona pandemic, and many people also worked from home. However, the ministry did not draw any connection to the rise in domestic violence. Last Saturday tens of thousands of people demonstrated against violence against women in France. There were protest marches in Paris and other cities. (dpa)
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