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Domestic Violence Information

Maine has very strict laws against Domestic Violence and the Veazie Police Department takes it very seriously.   If you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Violence abuse, please report it IMMEDIATELY!

Here are some helpful links to seek help with Domestic Violence issues:
Spruce Run
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
 

Did You Know?

  • One in every four woman will experience domestic violence in there lieftime!
  • Every 96 minutes a domestic assault is reported to police in Maine!
  • In 2006, there were 5,459 domestic assaults in Maine!
  • 58% of domestic assaults in Maine were male on female assaults!
  • 2.5% of the domestic assaults in Maine involved a firearm, knife or other dangerous weapon!
  • Non-Personal Weapon Domestic Violence Assaults in 2006; 16% were use of a Firearm, 15% were use of a Knife or Other Cutting Instrument and 69% were Other Dangerous Weapons!
  • From all the Personal Weapon Domestic Violence Assaults in 2006, 1% were use of Hands causing Aggravated Injury and 99% were use of Hands causing Non-Aggravated Injury!
  • In 2006, Seven of the twenty-two homicides in Maine were the result of intimate partner violence!
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year!
  • A majority (73%) of family violence victims are female!
  • Females were 84% of spousal abuse victims and 86% of abuse victims at the hands of a boyfriend!
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds 5.8 billion dollars each year and 4.1 billion dollars of which is for direct medical and mental health services!
  • One in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape!
  • In Maine, 326 forcible rapes were reported in 2006. This was an increase by 4.8% from the previous year!
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults!
  • On one day in Maine, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) received a hotline call every 10 minutes!
  • The MCEDV provided emergency shelter or transitional housing to 213 domestic violense victims!
  • MCEDV also offered non-residential advocacy and services to 308 adults and children!
  • 13% of Maine’s court system’s civil docket each year is comprised of Protection from Abuse orders!