Domestic abuse increases across Channel Islands during lockdown
Domestic violence has increased during lockdown across the Channel Islands.
Police in Jersey say reports of cases are up 11% compared to 2019. They also say they are expecting more people to come forward and report incidents as lockdown eases.
In Guernsey, a refuge helping victims has had an 87% increase in referrals during lockdown. Safer Guernsey say they have had a 22% rise in the number of high risk cases.
They also say they have had an increase of 300% of the number of people in their refuge.
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