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In the 4 years to 2006 11, 579 people were arrested by Avon and SomersetPolice because of domestic violence
One in 4 Somerset women experience domestic violence at some point in their lives....and for them Valentines Day is a day like any other. That means atleast 64 thousand women across the county will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives.
In the five years to 2007 the number of reported domestic violence incidents in Avon and Somerset force area was 57,098. From April 2002 to September 2006, 11,579 people had been arrested. There are concerns that many vicitms dont report the attacks.