Salt Lake City Police See Increase In Domestic Violence Calls

USA Utah News

Police in Salt Lake City have seen a 33 percent jump in domestic violence-related calls during the past two weeks, according to KSL-TV in Salt Lake City.

The jump could be tied to businesses being closed due to coronavirus concerns.

Between March 16 and March 22, police responded to 96 calls of domestic violence in Salt Lake City, according to department statistics.

Officers responded to the same number of calls but from March 2 and March 8, there were 73 calls. 

Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking said the department believes the increase is in direct relation to businesses being closed and more residents staying home, and the uncertainty and stress of residents leading up to the closures.

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