A report to be discussed by Newcastle City Council's Cabinet has revealed the extent of domestic violence in the city. It costs taxypayers more than £30m a year. The council sees more 'high-risk' victims than neighbouring councils, with an average of 50 cases a month. Up from 30 a month in 2007.
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