Domestic vi­o­lence week marked

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THIS week brings to a close na­tional Domestic Vi­o­lence Aware­ness Week. Whit­sun­day Po­lice domestic vi­o­lence li­ai­son of­fi­cer Si­mon Wal­ter ac­knowl­edged the domestic vi­o­lence prob­lem in the Whit­sun­days and said in any month as many as 44 domestic vi­o­lence re­lated in­ves­ti­ga­tions could be on­go­ing. “We av­er­age any­where from three to six fresh ap­pli­ca­tions a month,” he said.

In the month of May three new ap­pli­ca­tions were made and three con­tra­ven­tions were recorded by po­lice. Se­nior Sergeant Wal­ter said most domestic vi­o­lence calls came pre­dom­i­nantly from Air­lie Beach, Ju­bilee Pocket and Can­non­vale. “When you have a denser pop­u­la­tion the re­ports are more fre­quent and the ma­jor­ity of calls come from one part­ner,” he said. “Es­pe­cially in the ru­ral ar­eas un­less they have neigh­bours close by that hear some­thing go­ing on.”

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