Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which takes place annually every October, has been in existence since 1981 after the event’s establishment by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office emphasized this topic today in a statement placed online, making sure area residents know they have a resource if ever finding themselves a victim of domestic abuse.
“Domestic violence—physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse, as well as intimidation, stalking and dating violence—is a major problem in our country,” said the Sheriff’s Office, adding, “According to the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, intimate-partner violence accounts for 15 percent of all crime. If you or a loved one are a victim of domestic violence, please, do not hesitate to reach out to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.”
You can reach the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office at the numbers below:
NCSO Domestic Violence Unit: 716-438-3301
NCSO Non-Emergency: 716-438-3393