Friday, June 11, 2010

Warning of increased domestic abuse during World Cup

I'd like to pass along this article from the BBC.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is warning of the threat of increased domestic violence during England's World Cup campaign.

Reports of domestic violence to England and Wales police forces increased by an average of 25% on England's match days during the last World Cup in 2006.

In addition to the incredibly disturbing link between World Cup games and domestic violence, I'm very interested in your responses to the article, particularly the following:

- A recommendation was made to police that they identify the "top 10 domestic abuse offenders in their area" and make "warning visits" to them

- And that those who feel they may be at risk of violence during the World Cup are "advised" to contact the police or victim support services "in advance"

I'd love to hear from you - thoughts, reactions, questions ...

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