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Domestic abuse offences against Multicultural Families in Gwangju rise in two years

다문화 가정폭력’ 광주 2년새 520% 폭증


Domestic violence against Multi-cultural families has risen dramatically in Gwangju in the past few years, figures show, prompting concern about the hidden problem of “domestic abuse” in Gwangju.

 

Data shows that related domestic violence cases are also sharply on the rise in Gwangju between 2017 and 2018. In the year ending December 2018, there were 85 domestic abuse offences recorded by the Metropolitan police, compared with 41 up to the same period in 2017.

 

This is the largest ever increase, following a 200% surge in Daegu City and a 100% increase in Busan City.

 

In this regard, the police plan to establish a systematic safety net for the protection of migrant women and reinforce their policing activities. The police will also strengthen cooperation with outside related agencies. It will strive to provide customized security services to children of multicultural families affected by crimes and utilize a visiting guidance system to detect crime damage early.

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