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Domestic abuse calls rise in Fargo during pandemic, but few victims are seeking help through agencies



FARGO — Police in parts of the Fargo-Moorhead metro are seeing a rise in domestic abuse calls as the coronavirus pandemic wears on, similar to what’s happening in other cities across the country.

While West Fargo’s domestic calls are actually down from this time last year, and Moorhead is experiencing a marginal increase, Fargo is seeing a more noticeable bump in such calls.

Fargo police recorded 34 more domestic calls for service this March compared to the previous March. Total calls were 240, up from 206 during the same time period last year.