Sheriff’s Office Arrests 100 In Domestic Violence Sweep
By Brevard County Sheriff // November 16, 2013
Operation RESULTS IN 2,581 TOTAL ARRESTS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office participated in a statewide operation organized by the Florida Sheriff’s Association targeting domestic violence with a focus of protecting children.
As a result of “Operation Safe Families,” a 30-day effort, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office completed 100 arrests for charges relating to domestic violence.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CRIMES:
• Warrants for Domestic Violence
• Writs for Non-Support
• Violations of Domestic Violence Injunctions
Statewide, 33 Sheriff’s Offices participated in the operation, which resulted in a total of 2,581 arrests.
202 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEATHS IN FLORIDA
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s 2012 Uniform Crime Report, 108,046 domestic violence offenses were reported to Florida law enforcement agencies, where 202 victims died as a result of the violence.
This represents approximately 20 percent of all homicides in Florida. The Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force is a combined effort of Florida Sheriffs focusing on coordination of statewide mutual aid, subject matter experts and providing a point of contact for statewide initiatives.
The Task Force is committed to maintaining the quality of life that Floridians have come to expect and have therefore committed to performing proactive operations each year to deter criminal activity.