Over 160 domestic violence cases reported in second quarter:

The Family Protection Authority (FPI) said 169 cases of domestic violence were reported in the second quarter of the year.

FPI includes referrals from other institutions when it releases its statistics on domestic violence. In this regard, a total of 219 domestic violence cases were reported to various agencies in the second quarter of the year, according to FPI data.

The authority said the Gender Ministry had submitted the highest number of referrals. The ministry submitted 100 referrals, while the police submitted 65 referrals.

Physical violence was the most commonly reported form of domestic violence. In addition, cases of mental abuse and intimidation were also reported.

There were 112 cases involving women over the age of 18 and 22 cases involving men over 18. Additionally, cases of violence against 55 girls and 25 boys under the age of 18, as well as five children of unknown gender, were reported to authorities.

Statistics show that domestic violence most commonly occurs between married couples.