Alcohol-related domestic violence on the rise
The number of alcohol-related enquiries to the women’s refuge has more than doubled in the past year.
In 2019, 67 of the total of 432 enquiries were deemed to be related to alcohol abuse. So far in 2020, this number is 141 out of 488 enquiries.
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Compared to last year, there has been a significant increase in enquiries relating to psychological, financial and material abuse.
Some 425 of the 488 enquiries so far this year have centred around psychological abuse. Last year, this figure was 356 out of the 432 total.
Financial abuse is a form of domestic abuse in which money is used as a means of controlling a partner.
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So far this year, the women’s refuge has received 170 enquiries regarding physical abuse, compared to 207 last year.
Translated by prosa.fo