Domestic Violence Breaches remain record high in Queensland

New data released by the Queensland Police Service* has once again highlighted the hurt and impact of domestic and family violence across Queensland.

In the last 12 months alone there have been over 28,000 breaches in Queensland – an increase of 8.6 per cent.

LNP Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Stephen Bennett said it was clear more needed to be done to increase awareness and protect victims.

“Queensland has once again broken its own disgraceful record for the number of domestic violence protection order breaches in a year,” Mr Bennett said.

“Domestic and family violence continues to plague Queenslanders every day under this out of touch Labor Government.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to do more to prevent the horrifying rise of domestic and family violence.

“Labor’s hopeless approach clearly isn’t working.

“We need real and immediate action before any more Queenslanders are put in harm’s way.

“I welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to take action on domestic and family violence prevention and I urge the Palaszczuk Labor Government to do the same.”

*Source: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/data/

Key Stats

  • Queensland – 28,099 breaches for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 2,223 more than the year before (8.6 per cent rise)

  • Wide Bay Burnett – 1,690 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • Sunshine Coast – 1,268 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 168 more than the year before (15.3 per cent rise)

  • Mount Isa – 909 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 171 more than the year before (23.2 per cent rise)

  • Logan – 2,586 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 337 more than the year before (15.0 per cent rise)

  • Ipswich – 1,654 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 216 more than the year before (15.0 per cent rise)

  • Gold Coast – 2,546 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 355 more than the year before (16.2 per cent rise)

  • Brisbane (South and North combined) – 4,565 for the 12 months up to March 2019

  • 583 more than the year before (14.6 per cent rise)

Media contact: Annabelle Douglas 0468 901 548

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