Almost 9,000 arrests for domestic violence during Spain’s State of Alarm

Spanish police made amost 9,000 arrests for domestic violence during the State of Alarm.

THE most affected regions have been Madrid, Andalucia and the Valencian Community.

The National Police’s specialised gender violence units arrested 8,790 people and processed 8,412 complaints during lockdown, a period in which they have received more than 245,000 calls from victims and carried out more than 70,000 checks.

This is according to data from the National Police at the end of the State of Alarm, a period in which the police said it has “paid special attention to the most vulnerable groups.”

Since March 14, the force has made 15,786 calls or visits to elderly nursing homes and associations, and 7,087 communications with medical centres “to prevent attacks on health personnel.”

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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