Abuse Facts

Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County
24-Hour Crisis Line (910) 276-6268

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is intentional harm against another person. Occurring between two people who are having or have had an intimate relationship.

Four Types of Abuse

  • Physical: hitting, punching, or striking

  • Emotional: name calling or profanity

  • Sexual: rape and/or marital rape

  • Psychological: threats and fear

Every 12 seconds there is a woman who is a victim of domestic violence. One out of every 4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in her relationship. Also, there are more domestic violence victims in the ER than auto accidents, mugging, and rape victims combined.

There is no excuse for abuse. Remember that domestic violence is a crime. It occurs in all socioeconomic levels, racial/cultural groups, and in people of varying education levels. It can happen to anyone! Report any domestic disturbance you see or hear, reporting can be done anonymously. This is an epidemic that affects our community and nation.

What is Rape?

Rape is a violent crime committed in a sexual manner without consent. Every five minutes a woman is raped in the United States. Children and men are also sexually assaulted. Often the perpetrator uses force, inflicting serious injuries. Rape can happen to anyone at any time. Like domestic violence, it occurs in all races and in all socioeconomic groups.

The various types of rape include:

  • Date/ acquaintance

  • Drug facilitated

  • Stranger

  • Marital

  • Incest

  • Child molestation

Rape, like all violent crimes is a community problem. Our vision is to end violence and assault in our community. Our mission is to educate the community on these issues and help the victims rebuild their lives.

The statistics speak for themselves

  • 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 7 men are sexually abused before age 18

  • The home of the victim is the most frequent place for rape

  • 28% of victims are raped by husbands or boyfriends, 35% by acquaintances, 5% by other relatives

Things you can do

  • Make a donation!

  • Donate used cell phones. Recycle you old cell phone and help victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Drop off your used cell phone at one of our two locations: Laurinburg Police Department, Scotia Village or call our office.

  • Volunteer to be a Volunteer Victim Advocate through our 25 hour training program

  • Volunteer to work at our office

  • Refer victims, no matter when they were hurt or who they may be

  • As a community, support efforts to cease violent crimes against all citizens.

  • Teach children that there are alternatives to violent behavior

Community education has been a key factor in reaching the diverse population in Scotland County. Invite us to make presentations at:

  • Local churches

  • Schools, after school and youth groups

  • Professional organizations

  • Social and civic groups

  • Health fairs & festivals

Learn more information about our agency and see how your efforts can help put an end to domestic violent crimes.

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: (910)-276-6268

  • Individual Crisis and Long-Term Counseling by Appointment

  • Support Groups

  • Temporary Emergency Shelter

  • Court Advocacy

  • Community Education

  • Outreach

  • Professional Trainings

  • Referral

  • Job Readiness