Police have responded to 70,000 domestic violence incidents where children were present since June 2007, with more than 18,250 incidents during 2011 – 2012.

In metropolitan Victoria Casey, Hume and Brimbank had the most police call-outs for domestic violence where children were present while in rural Victoria Ballarat had the highest.

Zoe Price, Safe Futures, said “witnessing violence had a devastating effect on children and warned many suffered long term psychological side effects including post traumatic stress”.

If you have been the victim of domestic violence or witnessed domestic violence call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria for assistance, advice and support on 1800 000 055 or make an enquiry now at www.victimsofcrime.com.au


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