With families stuck at home, domestic violence becomes 'a pandemic within a pandemic'
They're calling it a pandemic within a pandemic.
The number of domestic violence calls — and the severity of those calls — increased during the coronavirus pandemic.
Domestic violence isn't just dangerous for the people experiencing abuse from a partner or family member. It poses a risk to law enforcement officers who attempt to intervene.
Since the pandemic started, domestic violence calls have resulted in high-profile standoffs or shootings in Mission, Peñitas and McAllen.
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