Pulse Infograph Here are the top 5 types of domestic violence cases in Ghana

In this write-up, Visuals For Gender, a NGO in Ghana, looks at the top 5 domestic violence cases in Ghana from 2014 - 2016.

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Domestic Violence refers to violent acts or threats of violence against another person living in the same household (or neighbourhood), especially a family member or an intimate partner.

Ideally, the home is the last place we would expect criminal activities to take place.

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Since it is a place inhabited by people closely related either by blood or by mere proximity; it isn’t the most likely place for criminal activity. However, that is not the case. The number of domestic violence cases recorded in Ghana is very alarming.

In this write-up, we are looking at the top 5 domestic violence cases in Ghana from 2014 - 2016.

The top 5 domestic violence cases over the three-year period are Assault, Non-maintenance, Defilement, Abduction and Rape - almost in that order for all the years.

It is only in 2014 that there were more rape cases than abduction.

Apart from that, the pattern of the cases remains the same throughout all  the 3 years, with assault in the lead with the most cases. (Child) Non-maintenance is the second highest domestic violence case in the country for the 3 years.

It is worrying to know that so many parents do not cater for the welfare and wellbeing of their wards.

Find below a bar graph revealing the total number of cases reported for all five cases.

play Top 5 domestic violence cases in Ghana (Visuals For Gender)

 

Also, find below this group bar graph that gives a more detailed look into how the cases were recorded individually over the years. 

play Top 5 domestic violence cases in Ghana - how they were reported (Visuals For Gender)

 

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This article, including infographs, was produced by social NGO Visuals For Gender for Pulse.com.gh. You can learn more about the NGO at WWW.VISUALSFORGENDER.ORG

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