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Crimestoppers warns of potential Domestic Abuse rise during Covid-19 Lockdown

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As more people are isolated during the Coronavirus pandemic, the charity Crimestoppers is seeking to appeal for information from people who are aware of domestic abuse happening to friends, family, work colleagues, or neighbours.

Domestic abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial.  It affects one in four women, and one in six men, during their lifetime.  It’s estimated that a typical victim endures up to 35 assaults before speaking up, in some cases it results in death.

Often neighbours, family, and friends, may be suspicious, but are reluctant to get involved because of embarrassment, split loyalties, or fear of revenge.

As an independent charity, who has helped millions of people over the years, Crimestoppers is asking those with concerns to pass on what they know, whilst staying 100% anonymous.  Always.

To be isolated in an abusive household during this lockdown must be even more terrifying than usual.  With the pandemic forcing people to stay in their homes, we fear the rate of domestic abuse and violence will rise.  Some people can’t choose who they isolate with, so we need to look out for each other.

Crimestoppers is very much active during this pandemic, and campaigning to highlight such crimes, we are urging people to report information through our 0800 555 111 number, or by going online to, where you can also get advice and details of further helplines.  All contacts are guaranteed complete anonymity.  In over 30 years of our existence, we have kept our promise of anonymity.

Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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