Domestic Violence Stats for February 2016
Over the month of February 2016, the North Bay Police Service responded to 106 domestic-related calls. As a result of police investigations into these complaints, 29 people were arrested and charged. There was a total of 76 criminal charges and one provincial offence.
23 men were arrested and charged. The charges were:
- 19 assaults
- 1 assault causing bodily harm
- 4 assaults with a weapon
- 1 theft
- 1 break and enter
- 2 sexual assaults
- 2 mischiefs
- 8 utter threats
- 2 criminal harassments
- 2 charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- 25 breaches of release orders
6 women were arrested and charged. The charges were:
- 4 assaults
- 2 assaults with weapon
- 1 mischief
- 1 provincial offence under the Liquor Licence Act
- 2 breaches 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 vsnd.ca.
Nipissing Transition House helps abused women and their children, living in North Bay and Nipissing District, rebuild their lives. Call the Nipissing Transition House 24-hour crisis line at 705-476-2429 if you are in urgent need of a safe shelter and support. Visit nipissingtransitionhouse.com for more information.
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