Japanese women who suffer domestic violence at the hands of their partners are more than 30 times more likely to commit suicide than those who do not, according to a survey released this week.

The survey — reportedly Japan’s first linking domestic violence to women’s psychological states — shows that those who suffered such violence are 31.9 times more likely to kill themselves.

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