• Kyodo


Complaints about domestic violence surged 6.9 percent to 33,745 last year, the most since 2003, when such data first became available, the National Police Agency said Thursday.

Meanwhile, the number of child abuse complaints also set a record at 3,694, up 6.8 percent, while stalking complaints fell 0.5 percent to 18,524, the NPA said.

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