Domestic Violence During the Holiday Season

Domestic Violence During Holidays Commonly, people believe domestic violence increases during the holiday season. However, data does not support this conventional wisdom. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence reports regular or even lower hotline call-volume on holidays. See the chart, Image 1. Obviously, call volume is not the last word on the issue of domestic violence during the holiday season. A reasonable explanation for no increase in hotline call volume is domestic violence is under-reported during the holidays. We all know the pressures of trying to keep family tranquility during the holidays. A similar psychological pressure may cause victims to forgo reporting domestic violence. Many of the stressors associated with domestic violence are present to a higher degree during

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