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Insight from WFPD: Defining domestic violence, offenses involved, how to react

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In 2011 West Fargo Police Officers investigated seventy assault cases which fell into the definition of domestic violence. Sixty-two assaults were committed by adults and eight by juveniles less than eighteen years of age. Eight assaults were considered aggravated assaults and sixty-two were an assault or a simple assault. To better understand why an assault may be considered under the domestic violence statute the following information is provided.

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