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Domestic Violence is addressed in Hattiesburg

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is recognizing October as domestic violence awareness month with a proclamation designed to increase the public's understanding of this terrible crime.

At Hattiesburg City Hall Thursday, Mayor Johnny DuPree addressed the problem and issued a proclamation recognizing domestic violence awareness in the Hub City.

The Mayor was joined by area victim advocates and law enforcement officers. The Hattiesburg Police Department has a domestic violence unit, and they work to educate the public about this crime and assist victims.

"That is probably the number one event that happens where a police officer is called out. And so if we can highlight that and make people aware of that, that it's not acceptable in our community and we continue to do that, then maybe we can stem that kind of occurrence in our community," said Mayor DuPree.

Police officers said incidents of domestic violence tend to spike in the summer, during the holiday season and in a poor economy.

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