It's been a busy few days for Albuquerque police. The department responded to a jump in domestic violence calls.
From Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Saturday, Nov. 26, APD responded to 207 domestic violence calls. That is a 47% jump from the 146 calls the department responded to from the 16th to the 19th.
"It's financial pressures, overwhelming expectations, the pandemic, and holidays. All of it compounds," Middleton said.
Middleton says the center works with sister firms like the Rape Crisis Center, New Mexico Legal Aid and Para Los Niños to offer help. Now, they are preparing for a possible increase in domestic violence throughout the rest of the holiday season.