Devon continues to be amongst the safest areas in the country but there are always areas that can be improved. I was shocked to hear that for domestic violence in Devon, 60% of cases are directly related to alcohol. It seems that whilst in urban areas, alcohol and binge drinking are mostly associated with public violence, in rural areas it can so often lead to violence in the home.
It was helpful to catch up with Supt Mayhew to discuss the partnerships in the South Hams that are tackling this. If you have been affected and want to talk in confidence you can follow the link to South Devon Womens Aid or of course speak directly to the police.