Domestic violence stats for the month of July 2015

Domestic violence stats for the month of July 2015

Over the month of July 2015, the North Bay Police Service responded to 102 domestic occurrences. As a result of police investigations into these complaints, 19 people were charged.

15 men were charged with the following criminal offences (# of times charge was laid):
• assault (17)
• assault with a weapon (4)
• mischief (8)
• uttering threats (7)
• theft under $5000 (4)
• criminal harassment (1)
• forcible confinement (2)
• obstruct police (1)
• sexual assault (2)
• break and enter (1)
• breaches (21)

Four women were charged with the following criminal offences (# of times charge was laid):
• assault (2)
• theft under $5000 (1)
• obstruct police (1)
• breaches (3)

Help is available for victims of domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence in an emergency situation and require immediate help, call 911. If you would like to talk to someone about your domestic situation but do not feel ready to talk to police, Victim Services of Nipissing District can provide you with emotional and practical support. For more information, call 705-472-2649, or visit victimservicesnipissing.com.

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