During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an alarming spike in domestic violence, according to Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel.
- Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel says that there has been a spike in domestic violence cases
- Governor Ducey believes domestic violence can stop, but it starts with us
- During Domestic Violence Month, the three goals are to celebrate survivors, mourn those that have died, work towards ending the violence
- Domestic violence can happen to both women and men.
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There appears to be a relationship between COVID-19 and an upswing in domestic violence
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel reports that there has been a significant increase in domestic violence-related homicides and attempted homicides since January 2020.
According to Attorney Adel, the spike in cases is alarming - just about double, in fact.
"From January of 2020 through June of 2020, MCAO received 32 submittals from local law enforcement agencies for domestic violence-related homicides or attempted homicide. This same period in 2019 produced 16 submittals.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a four-week period to focus on three goals:
1. Celebrate those who have survived abuse
2. Mourn those that have died because of domestic violence
3. Work toward ending the violence
Maricopa County has set up a Domestic Violence page on their website, offering statistics, facts and shelter information. TheHotline.org provides this information: