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Drink blamed for home abuse rise

PUBLISHED August 31, 2005

A rise in domestic violence in south Wales has been blamed on drinking during hotter months.

Reports of abuse in the home increased by 6.5% in April, May and June, compared with the same period in 2004.
But officials said they were encouraged by a drop in repeat offences, which fell from almost one in three cases to one in eight, among the UK's lowest.