Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

DV Cases Down to 13 over the Easter Break

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

DV Cases Down to 13 over the Easter Break

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Jim Alouat

jim.alouat@news-mail.com.au

WITH only 13 domestic violence cases reported in Bundaberg so far these Easter holidays, residents may have finally got the message that acts of domestic violence will not be tolerated.

The figure sees a dramatic drop from the 49 cases reported to police during the same period last year.

Bundaberg Police Senior Constable Tim Lowth said the determined efforts of police, led by family violence co-ordinator Sergeant Ken Hendrie and the community, were responsible for the outcome.

C[pounds sterling]Whatever is happening is clearly working as you can see in these statistics alone,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]Over the past 12 months there has been a concerted effort from police to reduce the amount of domestic violence in our community.C[yen]

Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said that while he welcomed the figures for the Bundaberg region, the community could not become complacent. …

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