Australia police arrest 554 in domestic violence crackdown

May 21, 2024
A representational image of domestic violence showing a fist against against a woman. — Pixabay/File

SYDNEY: Police in Australia´s most populous state announced on Monday they had arrested and charged 554 domestic violence suspects in a four-day operation, as the country reckons with a series of high-profile attacks on women.


New South Wales police said some of “the worst domestic violence offenders” in the state had been rounded up, including one man who allegedly stamped on a woman, causing fractured ribs, facial injuries and a bruised kidney.

The arrests come as Australia grapples with the violent deaths of 28 women this year -- an average of one death every four days. Only 14 women died in violent incidents during the same period last year.