New data relating to domestic abuse in Garston since 2020 has been published amidst a proclaimed ‘shadow pandemic’.
UN Women has claimed that since the outbreak of COVID-19, data and reports show that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.
Hertfordshire Constabulary have provided GARSTONnews with information on domestic abuse across Garston, in the Woodside, Stanborough, Leggatts and Meriden Wards.
The data has shown a vast imbalance between male on female violence as compared to female on male violence does exist.
From March 2020 to June 2022, there have been 528 cases where the suspect is male and the victim is female, as compared to just 151 cased the other way around.
For male on female violence, Meriden Ward has had the most cases with 165, whereas Leggatts Ward has seen 105 cases.
For female on male violence, the cases are most evenly balanced, with Stanborough Ward having the least (30) and Meriden the most (38).