Close to 1,200 people were evicted from their homes over domestic violence between January and October of this year, according to statistics published by the White Circle of Safety, an NGO assisting victims of domestic violence. Restraining orders were issued on average for a ten day period to give victims time to re-think their situation and take measures to protect themselves and their children. Domestic violence has been perceived as a crime in the Czech Republic since 2004 and the law enabling perpetrators to be ordered out of their homes was passed in 2007. Six thousand people have been temporarily evicted from their homes for perpetrating domestic violence since it came into force.
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