Domestic abuse reports on the rise in the North Country

Published: Aug. 7, 2018 at 8:46 AM EDT
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Reports show that domestic abuse cases are on the rise in the North Country. This comes after the arrest of Jeffrey Horn, a New York State Police senior investigator who was accused of assaulting someone in Willsboro last Sunday.

Stop Domestic Violence in the North County calls domestic violence a serious problem and says that the number of cases are going up.

Last year, there were more than 1,500 cases reported to police. And Stop Domestic Violence and the DA's office got more than 3,000 hotline calls.

The director of STOP Domestic Violence, Amber Brown-Rose said to remember that it can happen to anyone and by anyone.

"It's sometimes a slow progression, name calling, controlling of the finances, making someone stop seeing their family, then it increasingly gets more and more abusive or controlling, one person trying to wield power and control over another and when their tactics don't work that's when the physical and the sexual violence steps in," said Brown-Rose.

If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the 24-hour hotline number at 1-888-563-6904.