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

VULNERABLE: National Police made 70,000 checks on those at risk of domestic violence during State of Alarm. CREDIT: Shutterstock

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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