Domestic violence is on the rise in Shawnee County


The number of cases coming across Taylor's desk is growing. "Our year to date projections total is going to be an increase of about 80 percent for the domestic battery cases that we filed," Taylor said.

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"I remember curling up in a ball to protect her from the kicks," domestic violence survivor, Claudine Dombrowski, described.

Claudine Dombrowski is a survivor to domestic violence, a cycle she went back to many times. "I had a choice I could see my daughter or I could never see her again. The abuser had complete control, so I got my daughter back and went back to him."

Claudine fights to help women like herself who have fallen in the hands of abuse. "This was the crow bar, and then I was beaten and raped," Dombrowski said.

She said she never reported her beatings until after her daughter was born.

Claudine said even if you haven't been a victim, you probably know someone who has and you can help them. "Don't think it's you...get rid of the scarlet letter of shame, it's the most important thing."

Taylor's office gave us statisitics on Domestic Violence in
he DA's office received 1267 cases, out of those 508 were filed. Starting from January 1st until October 16
there have been 1347 cases received, and out of those 849 cases have been filed.
meaning an eighty percent increase on Domestic Battery.
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