OC police see nearly double the amount of domestic assault and dispute calls for July 2020 compared to July 2019

OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Ocean City Police Chief uncovered some troubling numbers while reviewing July’s calls for service and enforcement.

We’re told in July the police department saw an increase in calls for disorderly conduct, citizen calls for service, and the number of physical arrests made.

More troubling we’re told the department saw an increase in domestic assault and dispute calls, something the police department said may be related to people staying home more due to the pandemic.

“Nation wide it’s on a rise and one of the contributing factors could possibly be COVID, each situation is a unique situation between the partners involved in that, however that is something that we are seeing all over the U.S. right now,” Ashley Miller, Deputy Communications Manager, said.

Miller said the number of calls for domestic assault and dispute was at 92 in July 2019 and went up to 180 in July 2020.

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