Sunday, December 27, 2009

Domestic Violence Peaks During Holidays

Unfortunately, the holiday season is not all cheer:

A recent study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and UC San Diego documented police calls about partner violence, taking note of particular holidays. They found a 22-percent increase on Thanksgiving; a 17-percent increase on Christmas; a 32-percent spike on New Year's Eve; and a 28-percent hike on the Fourth of July, among other holidays.

Read the full article here, and blog commentary here.

MR

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2009/12/domestic-violence-peaks-during-holidays-1.html

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This is crazy. the holidays are a time for family...not abuse.

Why does this happen? on the holidays of all times...


tara

Posted by: domestic violence victim columbus ohio | Aug 7, 2012 11:07:02 AM

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