JAMESTOWN – The Post-Journal is reporting that Domestic Violence incidents in Jamestown were up significantly in 2016, compared to previous years.
Information provide by Project Crossroads shows policed responded to a total of 1,630 domestic violence calls in 2016— more than any of the previous six years.
Project Crossroads is a domestic violence collaboration between the Jamestown Police Department and Family Services of the Chautauqua Region.
The data shows domestic violence calls in 2016 were up by 8.5 percent compared to 2015, and up by nearly 30 percent since 2013.
Officials said the spike in calls is largely due to better reporting, mostly by victims and even a growing number of children. But they also say that domestic violence doesn’t appear to be slowing down in the city.