Current Indicators of Abuse in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

The following table highlights indicators utilized by the Family Justice Center (FJC) Steering Committee in planning for a FJC in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Indicators                                                                                                                                                   Source FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Number of calls for service classified as domestic violence related based on information provided by the caller during the original 911 call CMPD 39,903 40,382 38,386 37,878 38,777
Number of domestic violence incident reports (criminal and non-criminal incidents) CMPD 8417 8173 8076 8888 8617
Number of sexual assault incident reports
(Excludes indecent exposure)
CMPD 813 899 856 983 763
Number of child abuse incident reports (physical and sexual) CMPD 2445 2173 1945 1899 1774
Number of trafficking incident reports * CMPD NA 17 20 15 17
Number of incident reports flagged for review by the Human Trafficking Unit * CMPD NA 484 524 422 328
Number of cases assigned to CMPD DV Unit (Primary Unit Only) CMPD 610 639 831 994 755
Number of calls made to domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines Safe Alliance 8832 6531 8848 9868 9522
Domestic violence shelter clients adults and children Safe Alliance 911 881 934 842 886
Domestic violence clients served by Victim Assistance
(protective orders, advocacy)
Safe Alliance 1278 1223 1352 1362 1237
Domestic violence  clients served by Victim Assistance Legal Representation Program Safe Alliance 383 382 436 423 589
Domestic violence and sexual assault  counseling** Safe Alliance 1258 1752 2089 2165 2274
Child Protective Services  reports Youth and Family Services 15,894 16,175 17,992 19,036 15,813
Child Protective Services  investigations Youth and Family Services 10,492 10,437 11,187 12,037 10,036
Child Protective Services  cases confirmed Youth and Family Services 1874 1561 1935 2290 2431
Adult Protective Services  reports Youth and Family Services 2599 2677 2901 2908 2829
Adult Protective Services  reports screened in Youth and Family Services 1149 1257 1146 1189 1167
Adult Protective Services  investigations Youth and Family Services 268 270 247 272 281
Adult Protective Services  cases confirmed Youth and Family Services 529 567 511 530 545
Domestic Violence Protective Order filings in Mecklenburg County Administrative Office of the Courts 3170 3396 3628 3446 3529
Domestic Violence Protective Orders issued in Mecklenburg County Administrative Office of the Courts 1178 1202 1196 1132 1072
Number of Domestic Violence Protective Orders received for service by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office *** Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office 4499 4496 5358 5693 5465
Number of Domestic Violence Protective Orders served by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office *** Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office 3277 3447 3404 3572 3113
Number of offenders that participated in the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services NOVA batterer's intervention program (MCCSS-NOVA) MCCSS -NOVA 787 828 765 657 504
Number of adults served by Mecklenburg County Community Support  Services (MCCSS) MCCSS 1100 1155 1025 1071 847
Number of children served by Mecklenburg County Community Support  Services (MCCSS) MCCSS 482 562 501 564 463
Number of families receiving services at Mecklenburg County Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center (MCSVEC) MCSVEC N/A N/A 92
(baseline year)
113 105
Number of Forensic Interviews of children completed annually by Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Pat's Place CAC 545 663 687 657 583
Referrals to Pat's Place CAC annually Pat's Place CAC 573 691 702 725 698
Number of forensic medical exams Pat's Place CAC 392 481 475 423 333
Number of children and caregivers receiving evidence-based therapy services Pat's Place CAC 90 113 126 113 138
Number of therapy sessions provided at Pat's Place CAC Pat's Place CAC 1221 2122 2380 1352 1408

*There is no "Human Trafficking" offense or report template.  The HT Unit (2 detectives and a Sergeant) was formed in 2016, thus data from 2016 doesn't exist.  The numbers entered are the total number of cases that were screened by the unit and action was taken in the case.
** Counseling numbers are for Safe Alliance Lake Norman and Uptown office locations.  Safe Alliance will see survivors that have experienced sexual assault but refer those seeking support for solely domestic violence to Mecklenburg CSS.  Safe Alliance works in partnership with survivors to choose where they would like to receive services if they have experienced both domestic violence and sexual assault.  In the Lake Norman office, Safe Alliance works with clients that have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault 
*** Calendar year
Note: In some categories, FY 20 actuals were lower than expected due to the pandemic. We believe that anomalies experienced during the pandemic will not impact longer-term results.

 
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