(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 308 domestic related incidents in 2022, 88 of which resulted in someone being charged with a criminal offence. This is a 4 percent (%) decrease in domestic related incidents compared to 2021 where 321 domestic related incidents were investigated and 78 resulted in charges.
Some of the charges include:
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault cause bodily harm
- Distribute image without consent
- Utter threats – cause death or bodily harm
- Sexual assault
- Criminal harassment
To protect the identify of the victims the OPP will not release the names of those involved.
Victims in abusive relationships are not alone. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, there are local resources here to help. A toll-free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. You can also visit the following websites for more information:
Manitoulin Northshore Victim Services at: www.mnvictimservices.ca
Manitoulin Family Resources at: www.mfresources.net