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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Identify Crime in Your Neighbourhood - Domestic Violence

Domestic violence

If you are worried about your safety call 9-1-1 now and police officers will be sent to help you.

 Signs of domestic violence involving someone you know:

  • Someone who has stopped communicating with you because of a controlling partner
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts or scratches, sprained wrists
  • Someone who makes excuses about how they were injured that do not add up
  • Depression caused by someone's relationship
  • Having little or no money, no credit cards, or access to a vehicle
  • Having to ask their partner's permission to do anything
  • Having low self-esteem, being extremely apologetic
  • Having a drug or alcohol abuse problem.

    Signs that you may be at risk of domestic violence

your partner has isolated you from friends, family, and/or personal property, like a cell phone or car
  • Your partner controls everything in your life and you aren't allowed to do anything without their permission
  • Your partner is very jealous and will falsely accuse you of flirting with others
  • Your partner explains that they are only jealous because they care about you so much
  • You use drugs and/or alcohol to help you cope with your day-to-day life
  • You find yourself apologizing for things when you know your partner is the one at fault
  • You find yourself making excuses for your partner's behaviour
  • You or your partner grew up in a violent environment, or have a history of domestic violence.