For a third consecutive year Saskatchewan finds itself leading the country in domestic violence reports.
Stats Canada reported 666 per 100-thousand people reported a domestic violence issue to police in 2016.
That number was lower in Regina with 188 per 100-thousand people reporting domestic violence to police.
Police Chief Evan Bray said that is still to high of number and an issue that is on-going in the city.
“There’s noway I”m going to say that’s a success because it’s not, with domestic violence even if we have one incident that is not a success at all,” Bray said.
Bray said the Regina Police Service works closely with programs like Family Service Regina to try and find wrap around support for domestic violence victims and offenders.
“I can tell you that not only do we have a lot of efforts that go into investigating and holding offenders to account with domestic violence, but we do a lot of work with paces like Family Service Regina for example and lots of other programs in the city to try and find that wrap around support, not just for victims but offenders as well,” Bray also said.