‘Alarm­ing’ stats show DV breaches on the rise in Wide Bay re­gion

The Gympie Times - - NEWS - JOSHUA PRE­STON Joshua.Pre­[email protected]­etimes.com

STA­TIS­TICS sourced from Queens­land Po­lice have re­vealed do­mes­tic vi­o­lence breaches in the Wide Bay re­gion and across Queens­land have in­creased in the past year.

State­ments made by the LNP quoted QPS records of 27,613 DV breaches in Queens­land last year, up 1988 from 2017 sta­tis­tics.

Of those breaches, 1869 oc­curred within the Wide Bay re­gion, show­ing an in­crease of 145 breaches on the 1724 recorded in 2017.

The Wide Bay num­bers saw a more dra­matic rise than any other re­gion in­clud­ing the Sun­shine Coast, which saw a spike of 88 breaches to bring its to­tal to 1209.

Townsville had the most breaches of the lim­ited data set, record­ing 128 more breaches to reach 2852 last year, while the Gold Coast saw 130 more of­fences to fin­ish on 2423 breaches in 2018, up from 2293 in 2017.

Shadow Min­is­ter for the Pre­ven­tion of Do­mes­tic and Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Stephen Ben­nett de­scribed the trend as “dis­turb­ing” and claimed it needed ur­gent at­ten­tion from Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk and the State Gov­ern­ment.

Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence breaches by re­gion 2018 sta­tis­tics

Wide Bay

2018 - 1869 breaches 2017 - 1724 breaches Dif­fer­ence: +145 breaches in 2018

Sun­shine Coast

2018 - 1209 breaches 2017 - 1121 breaches Dif­fer­ence: +88 breaches in 2018

Gold Coast

2018 - 2423 breaches 2017 - 2293 breaches Dif­fer­ence: +130 breaches in 2018

Townsville

2018 - 2852 breaches 2017 - 2724 breaches Dif­fer­ence: +128 breaches in 2018

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