• Violence rises

    Gender respect

    RECENT figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency have shown an alarming rise in family violence incidents within the Strathbogie region, with large rises in offences such as rape and incest.

    Some 163 incidents were recorded in the region for the 2018/19 financial year, and 10.9 per cent increase from 147 incidents reported in the previous time period.

    Six in 10 family violence incidents in the region occurred between current or former partners, while over a quarter (25.6 per cent) of offences resulted in an arrest.

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