Soccer Events Raise Risk of Domestic Violence
Soccer lovers – and there are hundreds of millions around the world – need to watch their feelings during the major soccer events as a new study points to association between soccer events and domestic abuse.
From the World Science news, Lancaster University researchers reportedly have found that during the three soccer world cup events – namely of 2002, 2006, and 2010 – there was a notable rise in domestic violence cases in the Lancashire.
Published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, this study noticed that domestic violence was around 20 percent higher on days when the home team (UK) was in the soccer field during the world cup events. Added to it, the incidence of domestic abuse was higher on days when the home team lost a match.
The study points to the familiar idea that sports or any recreational activity is not necessarily healthy and taken more seriously, rather than as a form of entertainment, it can be a risk to peace and safety.