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Coronavirus: assault decline eases fears of spike in domestic abuse

Fewer people in NSW are being murdered or reporting assaults by intimate partners or family members despite strict social distancing measures that experts feared would fuel violence at home.

Peak body Women’s Safety NSW said the COVID-19 lockdown had contributed to a 10 per cent increase in the number of domestic and family violence victims seeking assistance since March.

Access full article by Kieran Gair for The Australian HERE.

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