Domestic violence and abuse occurs in all types
of intimate relationships. People of all
economic, educational, cultural, racial and religious
backgrounds perpetrate domestic abuse. The
Hanson Police Department is committed to ending
domestic abuse. The preferred response to
incidents of domestic violence is to arrest the
offender whenever possible. Our Officers
are well versed in obtaining Protective Orders
in emergency situations and are trained to be
sensitive to the concerns of the victims of domestic
violence. If you are the victim of domestic
violence or abuse, call 911 immediately to get
assistance and report the situation.
The information that follows is provided to help
you understand what is considered domestic abuse
and how to obtain assistance if you are in a violent
or abusive relationship.
We hope you find this informative
and helpful. If you have any questions you
can call the Hanson Police Department at 781-293-4625
and ask to speak with a Police Officer.
About Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women
- 97 percent of domestic violence victims are
- Children raised in homes where there is domestic
violence are abused at a rate of 1,500 times higher
than the national average
- The average battered woman will leave her abuser
an average of eight times before walking out for
- Every 9 seconds a woman is battered in the United
- A partner physically assaults over 4 million
US women each year.
- Battery appears to be the single most common
cause of injury to women, more common than auto
accidents, muggings and rape combined.
- There are 3,800 animal shelters in the US, but
only 1,200 shelters for battered women and their
- It is estimated that 51,000 women were killed
by the men who supposedly loved them during the
same time period of the Vietnam War where 58,000
men were killed.
- Every 11 days a woman is killed by her partner
in the US.
the arrow for more important information on
your rights and protection regarding domestic
numbers to call:
County District Attorney’s Victim Witness
Hotline (508) 583-3306
Family & Community Resources (24 hours) 508-583-5200
Shore Women’s Center (24 hours) 508-746-2664
Place Crisis Center (24 hours) 508-588-2041
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
The Police department and the community of Hanson envision
a future in which all citizens of the community enjoy an enhanced
quality of life and a reduction of crime, social disorder
and fear of crime. We realize this mission by providing excellence
in policing through diligence, integrity, respect, fairness
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