Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Southern Police District: Declining Family Violence Callouts

Press release: Southern Police District: Declining Family Violence Callouts. Over 25% of Victims Are Male.

- Duncan Eddy, 13 March 2019

Police recorded a steady drop in the number of family violence incidents in The Southern Police District over the four years from 2015 to 2018. Figures released by Police last night under the Official Information Act show that recorded family violence callouts across the entire Southern Police District dropped from 1024 in 2015, to 818 in 2018. Charges were laid following 76% of the 2018 callouts, up from 66% in 2015.

The proportion of recognised male family violence victims in the Southern District has also dropped. Males made up 31% of the victims of recorded family violence incidents in 2015, dropping to 26% by 2018. The Police figures show that Southern District Police are also increasingly less likely to lay charges in family violence situations where the primary victim is male.

Southern Police District encompasses all of Otago and Southland, and parts of south Canterbury.

Male Survivors Advocate Duncan Eddy, of Dunedin, say men and boys affected by family violence deserve a fairer go from the Government, NGOs and Police.

“When it comes to funding of family violence resources, the plight of boys and men is largely overlooked. There’s no 0800 number for male victims, and you’d be hard pressed to find an NGO with the capacity to deliver support to men.”

Caption goes here

Full details available here: https://fyi.org.nz/request/9503-southern-district-police-family-violence-callouts

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government Confirms Royal Commission of Inquiry:

Friday: National Remembrance Service

A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced. More>>

Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines. “An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>

For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>


"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>


████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>


'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>


From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>





InfoPages News Channels