“Domestic violence is the epidemic inside the pandemic,” Liz Ortenburger, CEO of SafeNest, said. https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/as-nevada-reopens-calls-flood-in-from-domestic-violence-victims-2029659/
Metro Police have reported a 12 percent spike in domestic violence calls since the pandemic jolted normal routines and shuttered schools and many businesses. But domestic violence agencies across the state fear that’s just the beginning. https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/advocates-say-pandemic-adds-multiple-levels-of-scary-to-domestic-violence-situations
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Metro had seen an uptick of about 13% in domestic-disturbance-related calls for service, or an increase of about 500 calls, as of April 11. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/apr/21/since-stay-home-order-domestic-violence-tragedies/
“Imagine, it’s typical for domestic violence victims to feel isolated in normal circumstances,” Ortenburger said. “And now here we are in this unprecedented time, you are feeling doubly isolated.” https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/apr/01/las-vegas-shelter-virus-lockdowns-further-endanger/
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/las-vegas-police-expanding-program-helping-domestic-violence-victims-1964886/ Following a year that saw a dramatic decrease in homicides for Clark County, Las Vegas police are expanding a program designed to reduce domestic violence killings. SafeNest, an organization that supports victims of domestic violence, announced Monday that the program will now be in use by all Metropolitan Police Department area commands.