NZ Herald: New family violence charge nets 19 alleged abusers each day – police say stats are ‘shocking’

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Police have released more figures on family violence after new legislation was introduced in December to curb the number of incidents in New Zealand – and they are shocking.

This morning the Herald revealed police had charged almost five people a day with strangling or suffocating their partners since a new family violence law came into force criminalising such acts on December 3.

Now it has emerged that in the same period, the number of people charged with the new offence of assaulting a family member has reached more than 1580.

The total was 1582 as of Monday – around 19 charges a day across New Zealand.

Read more at NZ Herald