New Figures: Less domestic violence in the Lockdown?

broke in pandemic times less, or less Pocket thefts occur, is because a lot of people stay not only for Work, but also in their leisure time at home, instead of

New Figures: Less domestic violence in the Lockdown?

broke in pandemic times less, or less Pocket thefts occur, is because a lot of people stay not only for Work, but also in their leisure time at home, instead of carefree Shopping. It is not surprising, therefore, that in North Rhine-Westphalia, the number of domestic burglaries between early March and the end of June, compared to the prior-year period, a 30% decrease in the number of Bag thefts as much as 39 percent. But how can one explain the fact that the cases of domestic violence fell by 21 per cent?

Pure Burger

Political correspondent in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU) has "there's still a few question marks in your head". He had rather expected more aggressiveness when families are no longer in a confined space together. So far there is only conjecture, for example, that neighbors would be better looking out for each other, or that not all of the acts were shown, precisely because the Partner was also constantly at home. On the subject of domestic violence, you must be assessments to be very careful and closely observe, says Reul.

contact restrictions and quarantine measures could result in domestic violence, is now scientifically proven. At the beginning of June the technical University of Munich and the RWI – Leibniz Institute for economic research presented a first study of the subject for which had been surveyed in April and may of 3,800 women between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age online. In terms of age, level of education, income, household size and place of residence, the study was not representative for Germany, the authors. The survey found that around three percent of the women in Germany to Phase in strict Lockdown victims of physical violence, 3.6 percent were raped by a Partner. In 6.5 percent of households with children were punished physically. There is an increased risk of Violence there were, if one of the partners was due to the pandemic in the short-time work or his job was lost to anxiety or suffered from depression or if in the household children under the age of ten lived.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 10:19

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