Domestic Violence reports on the rise in Dalby

DALBY police have released new data on the number of domestic violence cases in the region that shows occurrences are on the rise.

As 2014 comes to a close, the total number of domestic violence reports sits at 194, almost 30 more cases then in 2012.

Sergeant Clint Ryan said from 2012 to 2014 the number of offenders breaching domestic violence orders in the Dalby area had also risen almost 50%.

"This is largely through increased domestic violence awareness, with more aggrieved persons being willing to now come forward to report breaches," he said.

Sgt Ryan said Dalby police dealt more incidents of domestic violence then almost any other incident in the year.

As a contrast in the same period 54 incidents of assault related matters and 138 incidents of public nuisance related matters were dealt with. 

He said people who witnessed or were the victim of domestic violence should call 000 instead of the local police station.

"It is imperative that people call 000 so the call can be prioritised. Calling the local police station is not suitable in these circumstances, as delays in answering and response times can occur," he said.

Services available in Dalby for victims of domestic violence

Toowoomba  Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Service - 1300 364 277

Lifeline Phone Support - 13 11 14

DV Connect - 1800 811 811

Dalby Crisis Support Association 4669 8499

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