Domestic abuse reports increase because of police campaign success
Police have claimed that nearly 10,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported in Lincolnshire in the past year because of the success of an awareness campaign.
Operation NOVA: Say No to Violence and Abuse, has been running across the county for three years.
It encourages victims to break their silence and report domestic abuse to Lincolnshire Police.
Launched in February 2010, the county-wide initiative led to 8,406 reports from April 2010 to March 2011 - increasing to 9,363 over the next 12 months.
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And now the force has revealed that between April 2012 and March this year there were 9,982 reported incidents of domestic abuse across Lincolnshire.
Chief Inspector Daryl Pearce said: "We wanted to use this campaign to highlight the issue and to ensure those coming into the county know that Lincolnshire Police will robustly investigate all reports of domestic abuse.
"We will also provide support to businesses, community contacts and groups with simple advice on how to support victims and their families should they be placed in a position where they need help.
"At Lincolnshire Police we are committed to protecting and supporting those in abusive and controlling relationships."
Operation NOVA is a police-led operation, but it works alongside other agencies including Victim Support, Lincolnshire County Council and Crimestoppers - who provide a vital facility to enable anonymous reporting.
Visit www.domesticabuselincolnshire.com or call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.