World Cup Exit Reduces Domestic Violence

England's early exit from the World Cup helped keep domestic violence down in Devon.

Heart's learnt attacks still went up 38% here during the tournament - compared to 30% in 2006 - but as it was over a shorter period there were less incidents overall.

Detective Inspector Steve White is analysing the figures: "the team were knocked out of the tournament early so obviously there weren't so many matches which wouldn't lead to so many domestic incidents."

He continued: "if there's no match then there's less likelyhood of a domestic incident occuring as a result of emotional alcohol consumption which usually surrounds the match itself."

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