Domestic violence incidents in the United States increased by 8.1 percent after COVID-19 lockdown orders, according to a new study. The increase in cases of domestic violence began to rise last spring, as stay-at-home orders began confining people to their homes, according to findings published last week by the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ). Although earlier reports relied solely on police calls, this analysis was based on 12 U.S. studies, which included data from crime reports, emergency hotlines as well as hospital records from multiple cities.  To read the full story.