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October 1, 2013

October recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month

NORMAN — October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month and spotlights a problem for many households in Oklahoma.

Cleveland County commissioners proclaimed October Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Monday, and Norman City Council made the proclamation last week.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement officers responded to 24,241 reports of domestic violence in Oklahoma in 2011. The number averages to a report of domestic abuse every 21.6 minutes in the state.

Assault and battery was the most common type of offense reported to police, according to OSBI. Domestic violence was reported the most on Sundays.

Sheriff Joe Lester said domestic abuse should never be tolerated. If someone is a victim or knows a person who is being abused, they should seek help immediately.

Several events are planned to bring awareness to the situation. Purple ribbons will be hung in Norman in observance of the month.

According to the county’s proclamation, the Oct. 4 “Wear Purple” campaign calls upon Cleveland County residents to wear purple Friday to take a stand against domestic violence.

A domestic violence awareness booth will be set up Oct. 11 at the 2nd Friday Art Walk.

The Women’s Resource Center is setting up a silent witness display and information table from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Norman Public Library. The display will be in remembrance of the men, women and children who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence.

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