Domestic Violence Figures Flawed; Crime Statistics Show That Assaults in Casino Have Dropped but Aggression at Home Still Rife
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter
DOMESTIC violence rates in Casino may look good on paper but in reality aindoor crimea is still rife in the town, according to a domestic violence advocate.
Sally Penhaligon, of the Northern Rivers domestic violence advocacy service in Casino, still sees a large number of women who are victims of violence and intimidation in their own homes.
The comment comes in response to NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) statistics that place Richmond Valley Local Government Area (RVLGA) as having the 37th-highest incidence of domestic violence-related assault in NSW.
This is a significant change …
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Publication information: Article title: Domestic Violence Figures Flawed; Crime Statistics Show That Assaults in Casino Have Dropped but Aggression at Home Still Rife. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia). Publication date: October 7, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 APN Newspapers Pty Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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