Calls to Police Related to Domestic Violence

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Calls to police have remained relatively stable since the year 2000 and are approximately 131,000 a year for 2007.  

 

Table 21 Total criminal offences and annual calls to police for service in Niagara 2000-2007

 

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

Total criminal offences in Niagara

 

29,201

 

30,982

 

30,419

 

30,674

Total calls to police for service

 

128,215

 

132,955

 

132,926

 

136,139

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

projected

Total criminal offences in Niagara

 

28,102

 

27,232

 

27,430

 

26,694

Total calls to police for service

 

133,238

 

131,044

 

131,884

 

131,641

 

 

 

Niagara Regional Police responded to 4,223 domestic violence calls involving partners in 2006. From these calls, approximately 758 charges were laid and children witnessed 50% of the incidences of domestic violence.

 
Source: Arai, S. (2007). http://www.regional.niagara.on.ca/living/saeo/reports/pdf/PovertyReport.pdf

 

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