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838 breaches of DV orders in Capricornia so far this year

HANGING on the wall of Sergeant Jo Griffin's office is a photo of a domestic violence victim.

While the image is confronting, Sgt Griffin said every day it inspires her to work hard and fight back against the growing problem.

The Capricornia District domestic violence co-ordinator said at least half of the protection order breaches reported to police were of a serious nature.

"We're not talking about text messages or driving past their house," she said.

"At least 50% aren't technical or minor breaches, they are serious. I don't think people realise how much violence is involved behind these doors."

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According to statistics on the Queensland Police Service website, there have been 838 breaches of domestic violence orders in Capricornia so far this year.

BREACHES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

In the Capricornia District:

838 breaches so far this year

28 up on same time period last year

219 more than total number of breaches in 2004

This is already 219 more than the total number of breaches in 2004 and is up by 28 from the corresponding time period last year.

Sgt Griffin said a special unit was set up recently to target domestic violence in the region and bring perpetrators to account.

"It's only been up for a couple of weeks, but we've had good results already," she said.

Sgt Griffin said it was difficult to pinpoint the cause of domestic violence.

"There is no one cause or factor," she said.

"It's such a complicated issue."

Sgt Griffin said it could be alcohol or a behaviour they have learnt from their parents, or something else completely.

Speaking about a recent case before the courts, she said fortunately not all breaches were as bad.

And she said it definitely wasn't something that just happened in Woorabinda.

"People think it's just out there, but it's not," she said.

"The population is a lot smaller there, they are a minority. So there is an over-representation of indigenous people."

With Father's Day this weekend, Sgt Griffin urged all dads to rise to the name.

"We want men to be good role models for their children ..."

Topics:  domestic violence queensland police service



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