Domestic violence up in 2015

Number of women applying for injunctions against a current or former partners jumps by 10 per cent

In a tragic finale to the year's domestic violence figures, three bodies were discovered in a an apartment in Torrevieja, Alicante, on New Year's Eve. A 35-year-old Polish dad allegedly wrote a note confessing that he had killed his wife and their nine-month-old baby, shortly before taking his own life. (Photo: D. Jones)

THE number of domestic violence cases in Spain has risen during 2015. Initial data from the domestic violence observatory and Spain’s general council of the judiciary (CGPJ) suggests that the number of women applying for injunctions against present or former partners will be over 10 per cent more than last year.

The total was 11.4 per cent up in the first nine months of the year, with almost two-thirds of all cases resulting in aggressive partners being sentenced. Around 30 per cent of almost 32,500 women who were officially recorded as victims of domestic violence are of foreign nationality.


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