GLENDALE — A series of events aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault against women have been planned in the coming weeks as city officials report an increase in domestic violence.
In the first two months of this year, the number of domestic violence incidents jumped to 59, up from 49 for the same period last year, according to the Glendale Police Department.
“If it was just one more than the last year, it’s just one too many,” Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
While domestic violence incidents increased, the number of rapes dropped from four to three.
Domestic violence is often attributed to job-related stress and financial and relationship issues, Lorenz said.
Responding to violent incidents cause the most injuries or death to officers, Lorenz said.
In a recent incident, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Steven Jenkins was shot twice April 3, when 53-year-old Sergio Salazar barricaded himself in his Sylmar home after allegedly attacking his wife.