Domestic Violence Stats for March 2016

Domestic Violence Stats for March 2016

Over the month of March 2016, the North Bay Police Service responded to 93 domestic-related calls for service. As a result of police investigations into these complaints, 12 people were arrested and a total of 33 criminal charges were laid.

Seven men were arrested and charged. The charges were:

  • five charges of assault
  • one charge of utter threats
  • one charge for mischief
  • one charge for criminal harassment
  • one charge for possession (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act)
  • one charge for forcible confinement
  • nine charges for breach of release order

Five women were arrested and charged. The charges were:

  • five charges for assault
  • three charges for assault with weapon
  • one charge for mischief
  • four charges for breach of release order

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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 http://nipissingtransitionhouse.com for more information.

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