Nearly 628 domestic abuse cases annually

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The Social Welfare Department has handled 4,397 cases of domestic abuse involving female victims between the period of 2010 and 2016.

According to statistics unveiled by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rohani Abdul Karim to Parliament, the highest number of cases were recorded in 2016, at 852 cases while the lowest number was recorded in 2013 at 477 cases.

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