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Domestic Abuses Increases Around The Holidays

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The holidays can be a time for family and friends to gather, but it's also a time when tempers tend to escalate quickly. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the holidays are a time where law enforcement see an increase in domestic abuse.

Reports of domestic abuse rise during holidays such as Christmas and New Years. One of the main reasons is due to alcohol. Officials in our area say it's important to recognize the signs that may lead to abuse when in a relationship.

"There can be a lot of tension in a relationship, but that doesn't always result in violence. And that's what we want to try and avoid. We want people to recognize the stressors of a relationship and get out of that situation before it becomes violent," said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Officials encourage anyone facing domestic abuse troubles to call local law enforcement

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