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With families stuck at home, domestic violence becomes 'a pandemic within a pandemic'

1 week 4 days 4 hours ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 October 17, 2020 11:29 AM October 17, 2020 in News - Local

They're calling it a pandemic within a pandemic.

The number of domestic violence calls — and the severity of those calls — increased during the coronavirus pandemic.

Domestic violence isn't just dangerous for the people experiencing abuse from a partner or family member. It poses a risk to law enforcement officers who attempt to intervene.

Since the pandemic started, domestic violence calls have resulted in high-profile standoffs or shootings in Mission, Peñitas and McAllen.

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