DV breaches still at a record high in Queensland

Queensland Police have released new data which shows Domestic Violence related incidents are still at a record high across the state.

In the last year alone, there have been over 28,000 in Queensland.

The statistics show a state-wide increase of 8.6 percent on the year before.


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The Gold Coast in particular has seen a 16.2 percent increase, with 355 more cases recorded than the year before, bringing the total to 2,546.

LNP Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Stephen Bennett says it’s clear more needs to be done to increase awareness and protect victims.

“Queensland has once again broken its own disgraceful record for the number of domestic violence protection order breaches in a year.

“Domestic and family violence continues to plague Queenslanders every day under this Labor Government.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to do more to prevent the horrifying rise of domestic and family violence.

“We need real and immediate action before any more Queenslanders are put in harm’s way.

“I welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to take action on domestic and family violence prevention and I urge the Palaszczuk Labor Government to do the same,” Mr Bennett said.