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Paphos police investigated 147 domestic violence cases in 2022

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Over 100 people have been arrested in Paphos in the past year for offences related to domestic violence while six more remain wanted, police said on Tuesday.

Paphos CID chief and police spokesman Michalis Nicolaou told the Cyprus News Agency that the domestic violence unit investigated 147 cases from January 1 to December 31, 2022.

The complainants amounted to 255 individuals, of whom 146 were foreigners and 110 Cypriots. The accused were 243 persons, of whom 131 are foreigners and 112 Cypriots, the officer said.

During investigations, 106 people were arrested, including 57 foreigners and 49 Cypriots.

All cases were submitted before the Paphos district court and exclusion orders were issued against 15 Cypriots and ten foreigners. Restrictive measures were also imposed in 75 cases.

Nicolaou said six people remain wanted for domestic violence cases.

The unit also receives complaints in correspondence from various departments and government agencies, the officer said. He noted that without reporting such crimes, perpetrators are encouraged to repeat the offences.

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