North Bay Police officers respond to three or four domestic related calls everyday.
In September alone, they responded to 114 domestic violence related incidents. Police charged 22 people with a range of offences including uttering threats, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement.
If you are a victim of domestic violence in an emergency situation, call 911. If you would like to talk to someone about your domestic situation but do not feel ready to contact police, Victim Services of Nipissing District is an option. They can help with emotional and practical support. Visit them at www.victimservicesnipissing.com.
You can support a violence free community by taking the pledge against domestic violence. Visit www.onepledge.ca for more information.