Domestic abuse can increase during cabin fever

Long stretches of cold weather can reportedly result in more cases of domestic violence.  Although the holidays can see an increase in domestic abuse, Algoma Police Chief Randy Remiker says similar trends can happen this time of year. 



Remiker says depression and alcohol can lead to many confrontations at home.  He says his goal is for more outreach by providing better information and education to help curb domestic abuse in the area.  According to, more than one in three women and more than one in four men in the United States report having experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.    

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