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Girls and women the majority of victims of family, intimate partner violence and abuse of minors in South Cyprus

The majority (75%) of victims of family violence, intimate partner violence and abuse of minors in Cyprus are girls and women, based on statistics by the South Cyprus Police Headquarters’ Directorate for Vulnerable Persons Affairs.

According to the statistics, there has been a steep increase in the number of complaints, from 2020 onwards, and especially after the opening of local offices of the Family Violence Unit.

During 2021, the Units in question handled a total of 3,362 complaints, while in 2022 they handled approximately 3,200 complaints.
Specifically, in 2021 an increase of 45% was recorded compared to 2020. A steep increase was recorded also in the number of arrests in 2021 and 2022 for criminal offenses of this type.

( Source CNA)

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