How to get help for domestic violence victims

How to get help for domestic violence victims

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CHARLOTTE — Domestic violence was blamed for 25 percent of Charlotte's murders in 2017 and some have called it a nationwide public health crisis.

If you're in an abusive relationship help is available.

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Want to talk to someone right now? Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233, available 24/7.

What is domestic violence? CLICK HERE FOR MORE from the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

CLICK HERE for city-by-city information about domestic violence shelters across North Carolina from

CLICK HERE for domestic violence protection information from the North Carolina Attorney General's Office

CLICK HERE For the City of Charlotte CMPD Domestic violence unit

Watch WSOC-TV's special "Stand Up To Domestic Violence" below for more information.