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90% of battered women satisfied with their reception at police stations: an "extravagant" figure, tackles an association


Over 90% of victims of domestic violence rated their reception as "generally satisfactory" in police stations and gendarmeries,

An audit unveiled Thursday by the Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, affirms that more than 90% of the victims of domestic violence judged "globally satisfactory" their reception in the police stations and the gendarmeries.

Figures welcomed with some skepticism by associations. "It does not seem very serious to me," tackled on Franceinfo Marie Cervetti, the director of the association Une femme un toit, which manages a shelter for battered women in Paris.

Resulting from the measures recommended by the Grenelle against domestic violence, this audit, carried out between September and December 2019 in 40 sites of the national police and 411 gendarmerie units, continues in 2020, the ministry said.

"Everything is going very well, Madame la marquise"

"If I count correctly, that makes a little less than two women who were questioned by a police station, so that doesn't mean anything," attacks Marie Cervetti. "With these figures, we want to say everything is going very well, Madame la Marquise and go home."

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Nearly 90% of victims say they had no difficulty in registering their complaint and 76% considered that the waiting times for their care were satisfactory, according to this study by the General Police Inspectorates (IGPN) and the national gendarmerie (IGGN) carried out with 635 victims.

“In the field, we see women every day that we have to accompany because we did not want to take their complaint, because we told them to spend another day. I do not know how this survey was done, but a priori it does not seem very serious to me. It seems extravagant to me, or we frequent victims who have no luck, ”quips the activist at the station's microphone.

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According to this audit, 60% of the victims received by the police and 38% by the gendarmerie, on the other hand, deplored a lack of information during the investigation, and one in five victims said that they had not been referred to associations of 'help.

Less than 2% of the victims reported discrimination or prejudice felt by the police or the gendarme because of their ethnic or social origin, their religious affiliation or their sexual orientation. Finally, the level of confidentiality of the premises, which is important to facilitate the liberation of the victims' speech, can be improved for 15% of them.

Source: leparis

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