Holiday Beatings

Here’s an interesting article citing research on the increase in domestic violence seen over the holidays:

Domestic violence calls rise on Thanksgiving

A recent study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and UC San Diego documented police calls about partner violence, taking note of particular holidays. They found a 22-percent increase on Thanksgiving; a 17-percent increase on Christmas; a 32-percent spike on New Year’s Eve; and a 28-percent hike on the Fourth of July, among other holidays.

The study, paid for by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s major finding was an 8-percent increase in partner violence as a result of an upset loss in an NFL football game.

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