Hushed-up crime in spotlight

VIOLENCE against women will be in the spotlight today as Wagga police lift the lid on one of the city’s most prevalent crimes.
Nanjing Night Net

To mark White Ribbon Day this Sunday, Wagga Local Area Command will host a men’s only forum at the Wagga RSL Club focusing on raising awareness of eliminating violence toward women.

Violence against women is of great concern in Wagga with crime manager Detective Inspector Rod Smith saying a day does not go by without a call for assistance.

“On average our police attend three domestic incidents each day,” Inspector Smith said. “Of those, on average one will involve an assault.

“The beauty of White Ribbon Day is that it is a campaign by men aimed at men who are generally the perpetrators of these crimes.”

About 100 community leaders and members of the public from a range of backgrounds are expected to attend the forum in the hope they share the White Ribbon message in their public and private networks.

By wearing a white ribbon or wristbands on November 25 residents can show their support for the campaign.

NO MORE VIOLENCE: Wagga Local Area Command Aboriginal community liaison officer Paul Mumbler and Sergeant Ross Jackson will be supporting international White Ribbon Day tomorrow. Picture: Michael Frogley

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.