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City of Springfield Sees Increase in Domestic Violence Cases

The Springfield Police Department is reporting an increase in domestic violence cases.

Spokespeople for SPD says the number and rate of cases is up this year in comparison to previous years.

While the numbers are up, investigators believe that may not be a bad thing.

Greater attention paid to domestic violence may be giving individuals suffering from domestic abuse the courage to come forward, which could be a big reason why the number of cases are rising.