A survey conducted by the Ghana Statistical service (GSS) has shown that domestic violence cases went up during the lockdown in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The report said three out of every ten communities representing experienced rise in crimes such as theft and burglary whilst domestic violence also rose.
“COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a devastating impact on households, businesses, and the local economy in Ghana ‘’ the GSS said
“Detailing the various incident that occurred, it stated that three out ten communities representing (34.1%) experienced rise in crimes such as theft and burglary whilst domestic violence also by (3.7%) and assault at (3.1%) in communities.
‘’The results imply that strengthening of district assemblies to take initiatives during shocks, provision of basic amenities ,strengthening of social structures , the involvement of district security agencies and non-state organizations would assist localities to deal with future shocks.”
By Loretta Fafa Anyidoho|3news.com|Ghana