30 perpetrators of domestic abuse forced out of family home in 2019

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During 2019 there were 30 cases of domestic violence perpetrators were forced out of their homes by the Police after a request for protection made by the victims of domestic violence was accepted.

Home Affairs and National Security Minister Byron Camilleri tabled this information in Parliament following a parliamentary question made by MP Godfrey Farrugia.

In his reply, Minister Camilleri said that that the 30 cases do not include those who left their home voluntarily.

It neither includes cases were aggressors who were ordered by the Court to move out of the family home in order to protect victims of domestic violence.

Home Affairs Minister continued explaining that the Police Force has to follow a process before acting on a case of domestic violence, according to law and when this process is evaluated a temporary protection order is issued for the approval of a Magistrate.

In February, figures tabled by Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri in response to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg showed that 1,325 domestic violence reports were received by the police last year, an average of more than 25 reports a week. 1,257 domestic violence reports were filed in 2017, with further 1,341 reports filed in 2018.