CMPD Says Domestic Violence Incidents Up 18%, Shooting Into Occupied Dwellings Up 80%

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says domestic violence is up 18% for the month of March.  They released the stats during a virtual news conference Wednesday.

CMPD said they’ve responded to 517 more domestic violence related calls so far this year compared to last year.

They also said shootings into occupied dwellings are up 80% in the city, year to year.  CMPD created a special unit to help investigate and combat these shootings because they have responded to 60 additional cases (year to year).

They are highly concerned with this stat since the county and entire state of North Carolina is under “Stay At Home” orders due to the coronavirus.

CMPD also warned people to be on the lookout for scams due to the coronavirus pandemic.  They said don’t fall for online or phone based scams around cures for the coronavirus.

Watch the video above for full details from today’s CMPD news conference.