Every year, our Orlando Police officers respond to nearly 3,000 domestic violence calls. Our officers see on a daily basis, violence committed by abusers who promised to love and protect the victim.
No matter how much we reduce crime on the streets, it doesn’t mean anything if any of our residents live in fear in their own home.
Our Orlando Police Department continues to make great strides in reducing incidents of Domestic Violence through partnerships with community organizations like Harbor House of Central Florida.
In August 2011, the City partnered with Harbor House of Central Florida and launched It Takes Courage, a domestic violence community education campaign aimed at dramatically reducing and even stopping domestic abuse.
In that first year alone, there was a reduction of 189 domestic violence offenses when compared to previous years.
In 2014, that reduction has gone down by 819 domestic violence offenses when compared to pre-campaign year.
The City of Orlando remains committed to working together with our community to move the needle on domestic violence, not only making our residents safer, but also in many cases, saving their lives.