policeblotter_sfa.jpgAccording to San Francisco’s Family Violence Council, the city has seen a dramatic increase in domestic violence 911 calls and reports of child abuse in the past three years.

As the Ex notes, domestic violence-related 911 calls has trended upwards from 6,538 in 2007-08 to 7,311 in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Reports of child abuse have also increased. 2007-08 saw 513 cases, with 74% of them prompting investigation. That number has increased to 564 cases reported to SFPD’s Child Abuse Unit, with 91% prompting investigation. Compare that to 2007-08, with 513 cases reported and 74% investigated.

According to the report, “this represents a 3-year high for felony child abuse cases, up 13% from FY08-09.”

You can read the entire report here. The Family Violence Council will present their Comprehensive Report on Family Violence in San Francisco 2010 to the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee at 10:30AM Thursday.

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