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Domestic violence order breaches on the rise

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Domestic violence order breaches are at a seven month high in the Wide Bay Burnett, but it could be due to people feeling more confident reporting.

April saw 199 DVO breaches in our region according to the latest crime statistics, which is around 20 per cent more than in February.

DVO breaches have been gradually increasing over a number of years, with the exception of a few spikes.

Wide Bay Burnett Detective Acting Inspector Wade Lee said the upward trend could be explained by a changed attitude in the community.

"I think generally speaking, the community isn't tolerating DV any longer and people are speaking up. so I would expect it would continue to rise as that trend in the community changes," Mr Lee said.