Domestic Violence UnitWhat is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is one of the most common of all crimes and battering is the single major cause of injury to women.
Are you involved in an abusive relationship?
Abuse does not have to be physical. Many abusers first use mental or emotional tactics before they become physically abusive. You may be in an abusive relationship if he or she:
- Is jealous or possessive toward you.
- Tries to control you by being very bossy or demanding.
- Is violent and loses his or her temper quickly
- Pressures you sexually.
- Abuses drugs or alcohol.
- Blames you when he or she mistreats you.
- Has a history of bad relationships
- Believes men should be in control and powerful, while women should be passive and submissive.
- Your family and friends have warned you about the person or told you that they are concerned for your safety.
- You worry about how he or she will react to things you say or do.
Other important numbers to know:
CMPD Domestic Violence Unit
Safe Alliance 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline and Shelter
Safe Alliance - Victim Assistance
(Assistance with Domestic Violence Protective Orders)
Safe Alliance 24 Hour Sexual Trauma Resource Center Crisis Line
Department of Social Services
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Mecklenburg County Community Support Services
For additional information please contact the Domestic Violence Unit at 704-336-2379. To report domestic violence in progress, call 911.