Family violence operation ongoing

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NEARLY 800 family violence offences have been uncovered statewide since the beginning of police operation “Ribbon” last month.

The operation commenced on 13 April. Since it started, nearly 2500 checks have been conducted by Victoria Police, including 748 on “high risk perpetrators”. 

100 people have been charged and remanded for family violence related and other criminal offences during the operation. A further 98 people were also arrested and will appear in court.

In 2019 nearly 2500 family violence incidents were reported in the Frankston municipality. The rate of family violence in Frankston per 100,000 people was 1730 in 2019, much higher than the statewide average of 1282. 

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton “while everyone is working together to tackle this global health pandemic, many in our community are experiencing an especially tough time.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 18 May 2020

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