Domestic Violence Stats for the month of October 2015
Over the month of October 2015, the North Bay Police Service responded to 119 domestic-related calls. As a result of police investigations into these complaints, 23 people were arrested and charged.
18 men were arrested and charged. The charges were:
• 8 – assault
• 2 – assault with weapon
• 2 – sexual assault
• 5 – utter threats
• 1 – forcible confinement
• 1 – criminal harassment
• 1 – mischief
• 14 – breach of release orders
Five women were arrested and charged. The charges were:
• 2 – assault
• 1 – assault with a weapon
• 2 – utter threats
• 2 – breach of release orders
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.
Take the pledge
On average, the North Bay Police Service responds to three or four domestic-related calls per day.OnePledge.ca supports the idea that a violence-free community is something worth pledging to achieve. Stand up against domestic violence in our community. Take the pledge.
December 6th – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
On December 6th, 1989, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were killed in a gender-based act of violence. December 6th has since been declared to be the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It represents a time to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society and the impact it has on victims, their families and friends. The North Bay Police Service supports this commemoration and joins local organizations and individuals who are calling for an end to violence against women.