In numbers: Domestic abuse rise is linked to Euro tournaments

RED CARD: Police are working to prevent a spike in domestic abuse as Euro 2016 approaches.

RED CARD: Police are working to prevent a spike in domestic abuse as Euro 2016 approaches.

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Ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are urging fans not to ‘lose it all for football’ in a bid to head off the usual spike in domestic abuse.

110 – During Euro 2012 and the World Cup, police had an average of 110 calls per game. That’s more than one call for each minute played.

3,000 – Police received nearly 3,000 calls relating to domestic abuse incidents during Euro 2012.

33 – Reported incidents of domestic abuse increased by a third (33 per cent) during Euro 2012 and the World Cup.

10 – In the month leading up to the opening game on June 10, officers are sending red cards to people wanted on warrant for domestic abuse offences. The cards tell people to hand themselves in or face arrest.

39 – There were children present at 39 of the incidents reported during Euro 2012.

4 – Police deal with four incidents of domestic abuse every hour.

83 – The victims in 83 per cent of domestic abuse cases during Euro 2012 were female - that’s around 2,500 women.

999 – Detective Superintendent Darren Minton said: “If it’s ongoing, ring 999. If you want to report it any other time you can ring 101 and a call operator will handle your call as sensitively as possible.”