Domestic violence statistics released

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 16 contacts for domestic violence May 16-22.

There were 10 verbal domestics including four arrests for domestic battery, one referral to the District Attorney's Office for an arrest warrant, and one battery case closed pending additional information.

Nine juveniles witnessed domestic violence and one was arrested for a total of 10 juvenile contacts.

The Family Support Council submitted two requests to East Fork Justice Court for anti-stalking and harassment orders. Connie Richardson, sheriff's office domestic violence prevention coordinator, said the average range for domestic violence contacts is 12-14 per week for this time of year.

The average number of children witnessing domestic violence is 9-11 per week with juvenile suspects at 0-2 per week.


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