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Domestic Violence Increases In Phoenix During Coronavirus Crisis

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The Phoenix Police Department reported there has been an increase in domestic violence complaints as more people remain home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Phoenix radio station KTAR reports the department said it dispatched officers on nearly 3,600 domestic violence calls last month as travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders were implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19. Police say that is a nearly 6% increase in calls responding to reports of family fights or aggravated assault with domestic partners compared to March of 2019.

Phoenix Police report there was a 15% increase in the first week of April compared to the same week last year in Phoenix.

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