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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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ROMAGNOLI, Roberta Carvalho; ABREU, Leila Lúcia Gusmão de  and  SILVEIRA, Marise Fagundes. The violence against women in Montes Claros: statistical analysis. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.6, n.2, pp. 282-297. ISSN 1983-8220.

This article discusses quantitative data from the research -"Domestic violence against women in the municipality of Montes Claros /MG: a possible outline". The data was collected from the 10th Battalion of the Military Police of Montes Claros through the analysis of 1315 police reports, from August 2007 until August 2009. The results show a higher incidence in the outskirts of the city and a higher occurrence during the night. Mainly the victims and the aggressor are between 26 and 35 years of age and half of the women had already suffered previous aggressions. The types of violence often found are physical aggression and psychological abuse. The main reasons are domestic arguments and alcohol ingestion. We conclude that violence against women is a serious problem is this municipality

Keywords : Violence against women; Domestic violence; Battered women.

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