11 Jan January 2023 Newsletter
A Snapshot of the Problem
Uganda’s most recent Police Annual Crime Report identified 17,533 cases of domestic violence in 2021, the third highest crime reported to police. This number, however, includes only the cases that were reported. Many more cases are not reported to police. Why? Victims fear violent payback by their partner if they report the violence, or they fear that the police won’t do anything to help. These fears are based on real life experience.