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Domestic and gender-based violence: 395 complaints, 142 arrests and 4 convictions within five months

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Domestic and gender-based violence: 395 complaints, 142 arrests and 4 convictions within five months

Since the beginning of the operation of special units for domestic violence and gender-based violence in the Police Directorates all over Cyprus, 395 complaints, 142 arrests and 4 convictions have been made, said the Police Spokesman Christos Andreou.

In his statements and answering a question about the special units, which operate for domestic violence and gender-based violence in the Police Directorates all over Cyprus, the Police Spokesman stated that the special units started operating on September 1, 2020 in Limassol. from November 23, 2020, in Nicosia and from February 15, 2021 in Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos.

In total, he said, 49 members of the police force serve in these ranks.

Asked about the number of complaints submitted, he replied that 395 complaints of domestic violence and gender-based violence have been made nationwide since the launch of these scales. 236 complaints were made in Nicosia, 135 in Limassol, 13 in Larnaca, 3 in Famagusta and 8 in Paphos.

He added that in the context of investigating these allegations, so far 142 arrests have been made while more than 140 cases have been taken to court. In relation to convictions, Mr. Andreou stated that there have been four convictions in Limassol.

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