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Police see higher number of domestic abuse calls during the holidays

It’s that time of year when we spend a lot of time with our families and that can be stressful and even lead to increased domestic violence.

Posted: Nov. 23, 2017 5:26 PM
Updated: Nov. 23, 2017 6:24 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- It’s that time of year when we spend a lot of time with our families and that can be stressful and even lead to increased domestic violence.

We spoke to The Mason City Police Chief who say they see an uptick in calls this time of year for a variety of different reasons.

They say that every family deals with stress and being confined to close quarters with each other can contribute to violent situations.

“We’re around family a little bit more this time of year,” says Chief Jeff Brinkley. “People are off more this time of year, they are jammed in to small spaces, we’re not outside much. People are people, we get on each other’s nerves more than we normally do when we are in our routine.”

Chief Brinkley says he would rather you call the police if you feel like something is going to happen rather than wait and have something happen that could have been prevented.

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