Statistics reveal shocking DV trends
SUNDAYS are far from a day of rest for Dalby police officers, as domestic violence happens most at the weekend.
In the last two years, one in five of all domestic violence call-outs were on a Sunday, with Friday and Saturday also being problematic.
In that time, Dalby police have responded to 607 call-outs related to domestic violence.
This averages out to be one call every 28 hours.
Dalby officers say they are wary of domestic violence calls on Sunday afternoons, when family issues often become out of control.
Sergeant Clint Ryan said his team believed a combination of substance use, combined with families spending more time with each other in a confined space, could be a major cause.
“It always seems to come at a time when parties are close together and it normally comes from incidents which blow up out of proportion,” Sgt Ryan said.
BUSY SUNDAYS: Dalby Sergeant Clint Ryan.