Saudi had 1,115 family violence cases in 2010

Saudi Arabia had nearly 1,115 family violence cases in 2010 and most of them were against females, according to official data.

The capital Riyadh had the worst record, with nearly 425 officially registered cases, the ministry of social affairs said in a report.

The report, published in local newspapers, showed 979 of the cases were against females and that bodily harm topped the list of family violence cases in the Gulf kingdom.

“Other main cases involved psychological harm, sexual assault and verbal attacks,” the report said.

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