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State Government's new approach to local DV statistics

The State Government has published the first data on domestic and family violence cases before Queensland’s courts, and will release regular court statistics, in a move to bring the crime out of the shadows and increase faith in the system.

The data will be updated quarterly and will include the numbers of domestic violence applications lodged, domestic violence orders made, penalties imposed for breaches of orders, and the number of strangulation offences.

In North Rockhampton in the last 12 months Police have seen a 24.5 per cent increase in domestic violence breaches, Yeppoon's 25 per cent, Gracemere's 10 per cent.

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