Police should give violence against women same priority as terrorism, says watchdog

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Published on 17 Sep 2021, 18:55
The report by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services says there is an epidemic of violence against women and girls, yet a "staggering" variation in how cases are handled by police forces across the country.

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It calls for "fundamental, cross-system change", and found that three-quarters of domestic abuse cases were "closed early" without a suspect being charged.

They concluded police should treat violence by men against women and girls with the same urgency as terrorism.

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