29 Jan 2020

Drug-related domestic violence on the rise in Tonga

From , 5:03 am on 29 January 2020

The women and children crisis centre in Tonga says a sudden spike in the number of drug-related domestic violence cases in the kingdom is worrying.

Such cases, where the perpetrator was a drug user or trafficker, have risen annually for the last three years. 

In 2017 there were 11 cases, in 2018 it increased slightly to 13 but last year saw 34 cases recorded.

The centre's director, 'Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, told Koroi Hawkins the severity of the violence in the cases is horrific.

Domestic violence

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