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APD Highlights Domestic Violence Resources before Holidays

Albuquerque Police Department to continue implementing plan addressing domestic violence.

November 21, 2018

The Albuquerque Police Department is highlighting resources that are available to people who are impacted by domestic violence. Domestic violence occurs every day but, sadly, is typically higher during family holidays like Thanksgiving.

“We want all Albuquerque families to be safe during the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Unfortunately, domestic violence can impact families every day and even increases over the holidays. Residents who are experiencing domestic violence have options available to them. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home.”

There have been several incidents of domestic violence just the past week that turned violent, and in some cases, deadly. At least 21 percent of homicides this year have been related to domestic violence.

Earlier this year, Mayor Keller announced an action plan to address domestic violence in Albuquerque.

APD partners with organizations like Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors and Enlace Comunitario to bring awareness to domestic violence. Information and contact information for those partners can be easily located from our web site for APD’s Family Advocacy Center: https://www.cabq.gov/albuquerque-family-advocacy-center or by calling (505) 243-2333.

Anyone who is facing an immediate threat of violence should call 911.