Garda report shows domestic abuse as major factor in murder figures

Domestic abuse was a factor in the majority of murders last year.

A new Garda report also shows there was an almost 400% increase in domestic abuse here between 2020 and 2021.

77% of domestic abuse cases are women, while 23% are men.

Principal officer with the Gardaí, Sarah Parsons, says while the increase is concerning, she says it does mean more people are coming forward.

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