Police across the country are launching a domestic violence campaign ahead of the European Football Championships 2012. Concerns are that boozy football fans will lash out as emotions run high during the competition. Figures show that there is a 25% increase on England match days and as many as one in four women are a victim of domestic violence. Statistics from the World Cup 2010 show that there was a 32% increase in reported incidents when England lost 4-1 to Germany. It is not necessarily the outcome of the team but the quantity of alcohol consumed, in the majority of cases reported it was found that alcohol had been consumed prior to the incident. Other factors can also lead to the increase such as sunny weather on a Saturday afternoon as drinking starts earlier in the afternoon. Police are advising that domestic violence is taken very seriously and those responsible will be prosecuted where appropriate. There is no excuse for domestic violence and it should be reported.