- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - A newspaper reports that the number of calls and arrests related to domestic violence in Knox County have dipped slightly recently.

The Galesburg Register-Mail (https://bit.ly/1KuJgVk ) reported Sunday that from June 1 to Aug. 17, police responded to 180 domestic calls. That’s in comparison to 297 calls which is the 2011 to 2014 average for the same time period. This year there were 52 arrests in that time period, compared to an average of 67.

The newspaper published a series this year on the issue of domestic violence.

Authorities say there doesn’t appear to be a particular reason for the drop as policing methods and court procedures remain the same. They added that training related to domestic abuse are the among the highest requested in the area.

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Information from: The Register-Mail, https://www.register-mail.com


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