(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Wichita Police Department is ready to put the problem of domestic violence in its crosshairs.
WPD Chief Norman Williams unveiled 2011 crime statistics Friday which show an increase in homicides and aggravated assault cases compared to the previous year.
Williams said the increase was driven by domestic violence, which accounted for 10 of the city's 27 homicides in 2011. That was the highest number of domestic violence related homicides since 2004, Williams said.
"Whether it's one domestic violence homicide or ten, it's very troubling for us as a department and as a community," Williams said.