Saudi has over six family violence cases a day

Saudi Arabia has maintained its position as having one of the highest family violence rates, recording an average of more than six cases every day over the past seven months, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Courts in the conservative Gulf Kingdom of nearly 30 million people have handled 1,351 family violence cases during the past seven months, a daily average of 6.4 cases, the London-based Saudi daily Al Hayat said, quoting official data.

The capital Riyadh had the highest rate of 305 cases, following by the western town of Makkah with 206 cases, the report showed.
It said the cases involved beating of children and wives, rape, insults, negligence, confinement and assaults of parents by children.


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