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Listen: 20,000 Reports Of Domestic Violence Made To Women's Aid.

: 05/17/2017 - 10:31

Over 20,000 reports of domestic violence against women and children were made to Women's Aid last year, according to the group's annual report.

Their helpline also recorded a dramatic rise in calls for help, after it switched to a 24 hour service.

Overall, Womens Aid says the highest proportion of reports relate to emotional abuse.

Helpline manager Linda Smith says it's a difficult issue for victims:

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The annual report is attached.

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