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Tackling abuse Rise in domestic violence deaths

Over the past year, 35 people have died in Switzerland as the result of domestic violence. The figure has risen steadily since 2009. Per head of population, the rate is higher than in France, where there were 160 fatalities in 2010.

4,471 cases of violence were investigated in Switzerland in 2011. In canton Thurgau alone, police were called out 720 times. This reflects a global problem. In the 27 European states, it’s estimated that one to two women are victimised daily.