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15 Jun, 2014

Research cites rise in domestic violence during England’s World Cup matches – The Independent

Police forces across the country have set up initiatives aimed at preventing violence in the home during England’s World Cup matches after research found that there is a significant rise in the number of domestic violence cases when the national team play in the tournament.

According to the study published this week by Lancaster University, it was found that incidents of domestic abuse rose by 38 per cent when the England team played and lost when compared with the days that England did not play.

The study also reported that there was a carry-over effect, with an 11 per cent rise in cases of domestic abuse the day after a match.

Read the rest: Police prepare for increase in domestic violence cases during England’s World Cup matches – Football – Sport – The Independent.