'Significant increase' in reports of domestic violence in Leeds expected after lockdown lifted

Police and partner agencies in Leeds are preparing for a "significant increase" in reports of domestic violence when all coronavirus lockdown restrictions come to an end.

Reported incidents of domestic abuse in the city have risen from around 60 per day pre-coronavirus lockdown to around 70 a day after restrictions were imposed on March 23, according to Safer Leeds chief officer Paul Money.

Mr Money said the rise of just over 16 per cent in reported incidents is expected to...
source: Yorkshire Evening Post

2020-06-05 08:08
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