20 incidents recorded every day: shocking figures reveal rise of domestic abuse in Dorset

20 incidents recorded every day: shocking figures reveal rise of domestic violence in Dorset

20 incidents recorded every day: shocking figures reveal rise of domestic violence in Dorset

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SHOCKING incidents of domestic abuse are continuing to rise in Dorset despite numerous measures to tackle the frightening crime.

Police recorded more than 20 incidents every day in the year to April with a total of 8,487 offences.

This compares to 8,183 the previous year and 7,425 in 2011/12.

Detectives now have extra powers thanks to Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and Orders (DVPO) to bar suspected perpetrators from contacting a victim and stop them returning to a victim’s home.

Members of the public can also apply to the police under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme for information about a suspected offender’s past, known as the “right to ask.”

Detectives have pledged to do their utmost to put offenders before the courts and warned many will receive long prison sentences.

“If you commit an act of domestic abuse against your partner, expect to be arrested, dealt with robustly and go through the Criminal Justice System, if appropriate” said Detective Inspector Richard Dixey of Dorset Police.

“Domestic abuse offences can attract significant custodial sentences.”

He added: “We are determined to support victims in reporting these crimes and make sure those who inflict abuse are brought to justice. This is a priority for Dorset Police.

“Along with our own experienced and specially-trained officers who investigate these offences, we also work in close partnership with other support agencies who can also offer support, advice and guidance.

“Dorset Police is committed to preventing these offences developing into more serious violent crimes. Across the UK, two women a week and one man every 17 days are killed by their partner or former partner.

“I strongly encourage anybody suffering from this awful crime to report it and seek help.”

Victims 'attacked 37 times before they seek help'

Victims are attacked an average of 37 times before they pluck up the courage to ask for help, according to shocking statistics.

The boss of the new Bournemouth Outreach Service said some wait even longer and described domestic violence as “an immense problem” in the area.

Some of those approaching the service are as young as 16 with others in their 70s by the time they attempt to take action against the offenders.

Team leader Peter Russell said the service, which was set up in December last year, has already dealt with 300 victims but he added: “This is the tip of the iceberg.

“There are a lot more victims out there – running this service has been a real eye opener.”

The service offers advice and support with issues including how to leave a violent relationship, housing, making your home more secure and possible entry to a refuge or safe house.

Support workers visit victims, some of whom are men, to help them to find the best way forward.

“We are happy to support all victims.  So far we have only had a handful of men come forward because many feel shame about admitting what is going on” added Mr Russell.

He urged victims to seek help from services such as Bournemouth outreach but also stressed they should contact the police.

“The safety of the victim is paramount, particularly if there are children involved” he said.  “We would urge all victims to get in touch.”

Contact telephone numbers

  • Dorset Police (In an emergency always dial 999) 101
  • National DV Helpline (24 hour) 0808 2000247
  • National Men’s Advice Line (for male victims) 0808 8010327
  • Bournemouth Outreach Service 01202 209456
  • Bournemouth 24 hour helpline 01202 547755
  • Poole Outreach Service 01202 710777
  • Poole 24 hour helpline 01202 748488
  • You First (Dorset County Outreach) 0800 0325204
  • Childline (for children) 0800 1111

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7:40am Thu 7 Aug 14

anotherfatslob says...

Well,we do have a society based on bullying.
Well,we do have a society based on bullying. anotherfatslob
  • Score: 6

9:09am Thu 7 Aug 14

spooki says...

What's the point? With the changes to Legal Aid it means you have to have solid proof of domestic abuse before you can get free legal help. So what if you've had mental abuse? No visible proof there. So no legal help, no support through court and don't bother trying to protect yourself or your child(ren) because it seems the perpetrator has more rights than you.
Big sporting events and summertime supermarket offers on alcohol go hand in hand with domestic abuse so of course it's going up.
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"Detectives now have extra powers thanks to Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and Orders (DVPO) to bar suspected perpetrators from contacting a victim and stop them returning to a victim’s home." My solicitor told me I couldn't stop a person coming to my home, shouting through the letterbox and ringing the doorbell constantly. Police said otherwise. No wonder people feel hopeless and confused.

Cynical? Yes. Experienced? Sadly yes.
Enjoy.
What's the point? With the changes to Legal Aid it means you have to have solid proof of domestic abuse before you can get free legal help. So what if you've had mental abuse? No visible proof there. So no legal help, no support through court and don't bother trying to protect yourself or your child(ren) because it seems the perpetrator has more rights than you. Big sporting events and summertime supermarket offers on alcohol go hand in hand with domestic abuse so of course it's going up. . "Detectives now have extra powers thanks to Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and Orders (DVPO) to bar suspected perpetrators from contacting a victim and stop them returning to a victim’s home." My solicitor told me I couldn't stop a person coming to my home, shouting through the letterbox and ringing the doorbell constantly. Police said otherwise. No wonder people feel hopeless and confused. Cynical? Yes. Experienced? Sadly yes. Enjoy. spooki
  • Score: 2

9:17am Thu 7 Aug 14

Shanny42 says...

spooki wrote:
What's the point? With the changes to Legal Aid it means you have to have solid proof of domestic abuse before you can get free legal help. So what if you've had mental abuse? No visible proof there. So no legal help, no support through court and don't bother trying to protect yourself or your child(ren) because it seems the perpetrator has more rights than you.
Big sporting events and summertime supermarket offers on alcohol go hand in hand with domestic abuse so of course it's going up.
.
"Detectives now have extra powers thanks to Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and Orders (DVPO) to bar suspected perpetrators from contacting a victim and stop them returning to a victim’s home." My solicitor told me I couldn't stop a person coming to my home, shouting through the letterbox and ringing the doorbell constantly. Police said otherwise. No wonder people feel hopeless and confused.

Cynical? Yes. Experienced? Sadly yes.
Enjoy.
Totally agree.....I had the same, mental and verbal abuse leaves no visible evidence, late night visits, being followed, phone calls, shouting through the letter box......all leave horrific mental scars, took nearly a year and even after a court order he continued to harass me but I couldn't prove anything. Happily he seems to have found a new victim, shame I can't warn her but I would be labelled as the trouble maker so yes we do need to know what we are letting ourselves in for.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: What's the point? With the changes to Legal Aid it means you have to have solid proof of domestic abuse before you can get free legal help. So what if you've had mental abuse? No visible proof there. So no legal help, no support through court and don't bother trying to protect yourself or your child(ren) because it seems the perpetrator has more rights than you. Big sporting events and summertime supermarket offers on alcohol go hand in hand with domestic abuse so of course it's going up. . "Detectives now have extra powers thanks to Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and Orders (DVPO) to bar suspected perpetrators from contacting a victim and stop them returning to a victim’s home." My solicitor told me I couldn't stop a person coming to my home, shouting through the letterbox and ringing the doorbell constantly. Police said otherwise. No wonder people feel hopeless and confused. Cynical? Yes. Experienced? Sadly yes. Enjoy.[/p][/quote]Totally agree.....I had the same, mental and verbal abuse leaves no visible evidence, late night visits, being followed, phone calls, shouting through the letter box......all leave horrific mental scars, took nearly a year and even after a court order he continued to harass me but I couldn't prove anything. Happily he seems to have found a new victim, shame I can't warn her but I would be labelled as the trouble maker so yes we do need to know what we are letting ourselves in for. Shanny42
  • Score: 2

9:26am Thu 7 Aug 14

HateHypocrates says...

Dorset police are sheer and utter hypocrites. They forced my partner a victim of domestic abuse into the civil route via the family law courts where he was finally granted a lifetime domestic violence non molestation order which the perpetrator has breached dozens of times and the police do not act on the automatic power of arrest attached to the order which is not worth the paper that it is printed on ! Besides this, after feigning a 9 month pretend criminal investigation of a breach, D.I Joe Williams 1257 of bounemouth police told my partner on the 7th july 2014, that the CPS told dorset police that the case was not in the public interest to prosecute, but Williams lied as the CPS informed us dorset police did not even consult the CPS. Listen to him lying here https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=k1fI6sgH
YX0
Dorset police are sheer and utter hypocrites. They forced my partner a victim of domestic abuse into the civil route via the family law courts where he was finally granted a lifetime domestic violence non molestation order which the perpetrator has breached dozens of times and the police do not act on the automatic power of arrest attached to the order which is not worth the paper that it is printed on ! Besides this, after feigning a 9 month pretend criminal investigation of a breach, D.I Joe Williams 1257 of bounemouth police told my partner on the 7th july 2014, that the CPS told dorset police that the case was not in the public interest to prosecute, but Williams lied as the CPS informed us dorset police did not even consult the CPS. Listen to him lying here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=k1fI6sgH YX0 HateHypocrates
  • Score: 7

10:05am Thu 7 Aug 14

Teddy 1 says...

The pice approach is clearly not working...time to review approach....add it to the list of areas to review including 101 helpline, road safety, boscombe policing...

A comment from mr underhill would be good as hes normally something to say!!
The pice approach is clearly not working...time to review approach....add it to the list of areas to review including 101 helpline, road safety, boscombe policing... A comment from mr underhill would be good as hes normally something to say!! Teddy 1
  • Score: 2

3:11pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Obi wan kenobi Nil says...

HateHypocrates wrote:
Dorset police are sheer and utter hypocrites. They forced my partner a victim of domestic abuse into the civil route via the family law courts where he was finally granted a lifetime domestic violence non molestation order which the perpetrator has breached dozens of times and the police do not act on the automatic power of arrest attached to the order which is not worth the paper that it is printed on ! Besides this, after feigning a 9 month pretend criminal investigation of a breach, D.I Joe Williams 1257 of bounemouth police told my partner on the 7th july 2014, that the CPS told dorset police that the case was not in the public interest to prosecute, but Williams lied as the CPS informed us dorset police did not even consult the CPS. Listen to him lying here https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=k1fI6sgH

YX0
Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ..........classy ........oh and by the way NO ONE CARES !
[quote][p][bold]HateHypocrates[/bold] wrote: Dorset police are sheer and utter hypocrites. They forced my partner a victim of domestic abuse into the civil route via the family law courts where he was finally granted a lifetime domestic violence non molestation order which the perpetrator has breached dozens of times and the police do not act on the automatic power of arrest attached to the order which is not worth the paper that it is printed on ! Besides this, after feigning a 9 month pretend criminal investigation of a breach, D.I Joe Williams 1257 of bounemouth police told my partner on the 7th july 2014, that the CPS told dorset police that the case was not in the public interest to prosecute, but Williams lied as the CPS informed us dorset police did not even consult the CPS. Listen to him lying here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=k1fI6sgH YX0[/p][/quote]Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ..........classy ........oh and by the way NO ONE CARES ! Obi wan kenobi Nil
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3:43pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

Same here I've told you about her before
the third woman I married from Sokolskoye
she put me in a headlock every night
the police would not come in my caravan to save me
I did not know she was a travelling fairground wrestler
I put up with it for a while
I soon left her and divorce
then my troubles started you know it is.
Same here I've told you about her before the third woman I married from Sokolskoye she put me in a headlock every night the police would not come in my caravan to save me I did not know she was a travelling fairground wrestler I put up with it for a while I soon left her and divorce then my troubles started you know it is. Nickydoonah
  • Score: -1

5:38pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Huey says...

I know someone at work who is being verbally abused by her partner, she constantly has to text or email every 5 to 10 mins to say where she is and he gets nasty and angry very quickly if she doesn't "call in", that is when the abuse really flows.
He doesn't care if she is working or in a meeting or travelling.
I don't think her home life is any better.
She is always being put down and belittled and tries to appease him.
I don't like to see it going on but it isn't my business and I don't know what I can do without sticking my nose into their lives.
Any advice from people out there?
I know someone at work who is being verbally abused by her partner, she constantly has to text or email every 5 to 10 mins to say where she is and he gets nasty and angry very quickly if she doesn't "call in", that is when the abuse really flows. He doesn't care if she is working or in a meeting or travelling. I don't think her home life is any better. She is always being put down and belittled and tries to appease him. I don't like to see it going on but it isn't my business and I don't know what I can do without sticking my nose into their lives. Any advice from people out there? Huey
  • Score: 0

8:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

two house bricks
explain it to her george
two house bricks explain it to her george Nickydoonah
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Ragwin says...

Maybe the law should just drop the "domestic" in the phrase "domestic abuse", and just call it for what it is....abuse.
Maybe the law should just drop the "domestic" in the phrase "domestic abuse", and just call it for what it is....abuse. Ragwin
  • Score: 2

7:45am Sun 10 Aug 14

HateHypocrates says...

Obi wan kenobi Nil wrote:
HateHypocrates wrote:
Dorset police are sheer and utter hypocrites. They forced my partner a victim of domestic abuse into the civil route via the family law courts where he was finally granted a lifetime domestic violence non molestation order which the perpetrator has breached dozens of times and the police do not act on the automatic power of arrest attached to the order which is not worth the paper that it is printed on ! Besides this, after feigning a 9 month pretend criminal investigation of a breach, D.I Joe Williams 1257 of bounemouth police told my partner on the 7th july 2014, that the CPS told dorset police that the case was not in the public interest to prosecute, but Williams lied as the CPS informed us dorset police did not even consult the CPS. Listen to him lying here https://www.youtube.


com/watch?v=k1fI6sgH


YX0
Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ..........classy ........oh and by the way NO ONE CARES !
"Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ..........classy ........oh and by the way NO ONE CARES !"

Obiwanker, you are obviously one of our stalkers, i recognise your phraseology. GO SCREW YOURSELF.


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[quote][p][bold]Obi wan kenobi Nil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HateHypocrates[/bold] wrote: Dorset police are sheer and utter hypocrites. They forced my partner a victim of domestic abuse into the civil route via the family law courts where he was finally granted a lifetime domestic violence non molestation order which the perpetrator has breached dozens of times and the police do not act on the automatic power of arrest attached to the order which is not worth the paper that it is printed on ! Besides this, after feigning a 9 month pretend criminal investigation of a breach, D.I Joe Williams 1257 of bounemouth police told my partner on the 7th july 2014, that the CPS told dorset police that the case was not in the public interest to prosecute, but Williams lied as the CPS informed us dorset police did not even consult the CPS. Listen to him lying here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=k1fI6sgH YX0[/p][/quote]Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ..........classy ........oh and by the way NO ONE CARES ![/p][/quote]"Nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public ..........classy ........oh and by the way NO ONE CARES !" Obiwanker, you are obviously one of our stalkers, i recognise your phraseology. GO SCREW YOURSELF. https://www.facebook .com/bournemouthdail yecho/posts/10152347 049637832?reply_comm ent_id=1015234807995 7832&total_comments= 1 HateHypocrates
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