So this is Christmas: Police prepare for increased domestic violence this summer

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“Twenty-one people have been stabbed, set alight, strangled and bashed to death in domestic and family violence incidents across NSW this year, while police still respond to an average of 400 domestic violence-related call-outs every day.

The figures paint a sombre picture in the lead-up to Christmas, a period which has recorded a marked spike every year since at least 1995. Last year, the December rate peaked by more than 40 per cent, compared with that of June.”

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