Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office Sees Increase in Domestic Crimes
Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office finds assaults and domestic abuse are on the rise in its annual report.
Burglaries, larceny and theft are all down from past years.
Officials say that’s thanks to a recent initiative by the sheriff’s office to reduce burglaries in the county.
Domestics went up from 42 incidents in 2014 to 62 in 2015.
“The awareness level goes up and the people who are being abused are wanting to do something about it,” says Sheriff Bob Rost.
Keeping with the past ten years, the office reported no gambling or prostitution cases.
The sheriff says increased awareness on the issue may be a reason for the jump in domestic abuse.