Shocking stat highlights domestic violence during World Cup

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Shocking figures have been released about the rise in domestic violence during the World Cup.

Studies conducted by the National Centre for Domestic Violence, ACPO and the BBC said that instances of domestic violence increased by an average of 25% after England games at the 2010 World Cup.

The NCDV have produced a new video designed to help raise awareness for the problem, ahead of England’s match against Uruguay in Sao Paulo on Thursday.

The clip shows a woman anxiously awaiting the end of a game, the sounds of which can be heard from an adjoining room.

The NCDV provide help and support for victims of domestic violence, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation or financial circumstances. For more information, please visit their website here.

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