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Over 420 intimate partner violence calls to northeast OPP in April

Ontario Provincial Police are giving a snapshot of intimate partner violence in the northeast

The OPP says over 420 occurrences were investigated in April, with 121 resulting in criminal charges.  

Nipissing West OPP had 54 calls, including detachments in Cache Bay, Noelville and Sudbury.  

25 calls involved the North Bay, Mattawa and Powassan area.  

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Police say victims in abusive relationships are not alone.  

They add if you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, 211 is a helpline that easily connects people to the social services, programs and community supports they need.  

The OPP says toll-free calls can also be made to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.  

There are 12 detachment groups within the North East region with the following calls break down:
– Almaguin Highlands (Burk’s Falls) – 18
– East Algoma (Elliot Lake, Thessalon, Blind River) – 52
– James Bay (Kapuskasing, Hearst, Cochrane, Moosonee) – 88
– Kirkland Lake – 39
– Manitoulin (Little Current, Gore Bay, Espanola) – 33
– Nipissing West (Sudbury, Noelville, Cache Bay) – 54
– North Bay (North Bay, Mattawa, Powassan) – 25
– South Porcupine (South Porcupine, Iroquois Falls) – 15
– Sault Ste Marie – 21
– Superior East (Wawa, Chapleau, Hornepayne, White River, Foleyet) – 25
– Temiskaming (New Liskeard, Englehart, Temagami) – 35
– West Parry Sound – 19

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