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1 in 5 Dutch youth faced domestic abuse in 1st year of COVID-19: Report

12% of young people aged 16-24 suffered violence, 5% subjected to sexual violence, says Statistics Netherlands report

Selman Aksunger   | 28.09.2021
1 in 5 Dutch youth faced domestic abuse in 1st year of COVID-19: Report

AMSTERDAM

One out of every five young people in the Netherlands suffered domestic violence during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, found a study released on Tuesday.

The report by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) said 12% of young people aged 16-24 were victims of violence, while 5% were victims of sexual violence.

It also said that 10% of the victims were restrained or forcibly controlled by others.

Emphasizing that the victims were mostly young girls and women, the report added that women often had to concede to violence.


*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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