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Over a Dozen US Cities See Domestic Abuse Spike During Pandemic

September 10, 2020 11:44 AM
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Reports of domestic violence in at least fourteen American cities have risen sharply since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study confirms. VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias examined how the virus has increased the risk of abuse, and what victims and the groups that help them are doing to stop the violence