Domestic Abuse

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Every year, since 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. How big of a problem is this in Edina? Does this really affect our community you might wonder?

Each year the Edina Police Department responded to approximately 140 calls resulting in 40 arrests that are domestic violence related. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, three women die each day at the hands of a domestic partner. A domestic relationship involves people related, living together or in a significant romantic relationship.

Since 1930 when the Edina Police Department was formed, there have been 16 homicides in our community; 15 have involved a domestic or intimate relationship. That is an amazing number that shows the huge impact domestic violence has our on community. The number of homicides is certainly much lower than cities of comparable size, but it also underscores the reality that domestic violence is far reaching. 

The City of Edina has partnered with Cornerstone to advocate for victims and help them rebuild their lives after Domestic Violence. Cornerstone works on violence prevention, and offers emergency services such as safe housing and crisis counseling. They also help victims find proper housing and provide job and financial readiness training.

Cornerstone has free legal services such as Criminal Justice Intervention and Civil Justice involving obtaining an Order for Protection or Harassing Restraining Order. Domestic violence also manifests in forms of financial abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse and Cornerstone specifically works to validate and support those who suffered from these forms as well as physical abuse. 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. For police questions, call 952-826-1600. A variety of services are also offered through Cornerstone

Remember to stand up against domestic violence; there is a better way.

Police Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
General: 952-826-1610
Emergency: 911

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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