44 per cent of People Know Someone affected by Domestic Violence

A survey into public attitudes to domestic violence commissioned by Cosc, the State's national office for the prevention of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, has revealed that 44 per cent of people know someone who, personally, has been affected by domestic violence. It also showed that most people are reluctant to intervene in cases of abuse if it affects someone outside their close circle of family or friends. Click here to see Irish Times Report on 14th January 2009. Click here to see full survey on the Cosc Web site.