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Increase in Qld ice usage and DV cases

AAP logoAAP 30/09/2016 David Sigston

Queensland police are being called to more than 200 domestic violence matters a day.

The release of the Queensland Police annual statistics review also show a 38 per cent increase in breaches of domestic violence protection orders.

Speaking at the release of the statistics, both Police Minister Bill Byrne and Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the higher numbers could be due to the increase in ice usage in the state.

Commissioner Stewart said ice had an "insidious" effect across the whole spectrum of society.

Mr Byrne said ice was a national problem but admitted that on visits to regional Queensland, all of his conversations with health workers or police officers would touch on the drug.

Overall the crime rate was up by 6 per cent.

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