Alcohol and drugs involved in 41 per cent of domestic violence incidents in April

Campbell River RCMP issue monthly domestic violence report

The Campbell River RCMP responded to 42 incidents of domestic violence in April 2020.

Compared to 2019 statistics for the month of April, there was an increase of 19 domestic related files. According to media relations officer Const. Maury Tyre, that is a substantial increase over 2019, however when reviewing year over year, April 2019 appeared to be an oddity in it’s small amount of domestic based reports.

For the month of April 2020, a reported 41 per cent of the domestic violence-related calls had alcohol or drugs involved.

“It’s important to acknowledge the role that substances play in domestic violence, ” said Const. Tyre. “Unfortunately, we do see couples try to hash out their problems when alcohol or drugs are on board, and it’s just not recommended”

What the alcohol or drugs can do is magnify the already difficult issues in a relationship and then with lowered inhibitions people may not respond in the same way as they would when they are sober, Tyre said.

“It’s always best if there are problems in a relationship to try and discuss those in a calm collected matter without substances involved. Ideally you may want to seek mediation if you have concerns that things may become too elevated,” Tyre said.

Local Service Agencies:

Campbell River Family Services 250-287-2421

Campbell River and North Island Transition Society 250-286-3666 / 1-800-667-2188

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888

Campbell River RCMP 250-286-6221 or 911 if emergency.

RELATED: March domestic violence figures show no impact from social isolation, Campbell River RCMP say


@AlstrT
editor@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Old-growth forest defenders in Campbell River call for B.C. forest minister’s resignation

Protestors outside North Island MLA’s office ask government to stop old-growth logging

Campbell River storm sign new defenceman

Coaches have had eye on player for years

Campbell River softball player takes game to Division 1 university

Saje Kurpiela to pitch for University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks

DFO says the five aggrieved B.C First Nations were consulted on fisheries plan

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations calls response ‘a sham,’ adding DFO never incorporates their views

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

More than $800,000 in suspected cocaine seized from ship near Victoria

RCMP Dive Team suspects more narcotics had been stored below ship’s waterline

Most Read