December 12, 2014 Update

This week IMPACT met with representatives from the Charlottesville Police Department.

Here’s some of what we walked away with:

  • Alcohol involved in 90% of arrests and incidents
  • Obtaining or being under the influence of a controlled substance is often the motivation to many larcenies and burglaries
  • Biggest gaps they see is that our community’s shelter for domestic violence survivors does not have not enough resources to address substance abuse as well

The IMPACT research committee is also asking the Charlottesville and Albemarle Police Departments to provide the past 5 years of data for the following points:

  1. Number of all incidents involving a controlled substance
    • Broken down by substance, gender, race and age
  1. Number of all arrests involving a controlled substance
    • Broken down by substance, gender, race and age
  1. Number of all incidents involving a sexual assault
    • Broken down by the offense, gender, race and age
  1. Number of all arrests involving a sexual assault
    • Broken down by the offense, gender, race and age
  2. Number of all arrests and incidents

We expect to see this data next week so stay tuned!

Please take this information and share it with your congregations, friends and family. We cannot allow this gap to continue to widen! IMPACT Research Committee will continue to deliver updates as they unfold!