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Monday, June 14, 2010

Officials Warn that World Cup Puts Women at Risk of Violence

Salon.com: The World Cup of domestic abuse, by Tracy Clark-Flory:

Officials warn women that the games put them at risk for violence
Soccer Ball As the World Cup kicks off, and booze and emotions begin to flow freely, U.K. officials are worried that women are at serious risk. Make all the jokes you want about men and their sports, especially English men and their football, but the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has launched an awareness-raising campaign to prevent domestic violence during the games. 

In 2006, there was a 25 percent average increase in domestic violence reports when England had matches; and the day England was eliminated, that number rose to 30 percent, according to the U.K.'s Home Office. . . .

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