2.3 Crimes Against Persons (NIBRS - Group A) Continued...
In the Second Quarter of 2019, the total number of victims assigned to the Special Victims Section decreased by 18.1 percent compared to the Second Quarter of 2018. The number of victims assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit decreased 9.3 percent. The number of victims assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit decreased 21 percent, and the number of victims assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit increased 6.5 percent in the Second Quarter of 2019 compared to the Second Quarter of 2018.
Figure 5 – Second Quarter 2019, Special Victims Section
Number of Victims Assigned
April - June 2019
April - June 2018
Crimes Against Children Unit
Special Victims Section
Domestic Violence Unit
Sex Crimes Unit
The Fort Worth Police Department ’ s Special Victims Sec- tion includes the Domestic Violence Unit, Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU), Sex Crimes Unit, and the Sex Of- fender Registration and Monitoring Unit. The Domestic Violence Unit investigates incidents of do- mestic violence in partnership with the various agencies collocated under the One Safe Place umbrella (Tarrant County ’ s Family Justice Center). One Safe Place brings together a multi - agency task force, under one roof, dedi- cated to providing coordinated services to victims of do- mestic violence and their children.
The Crimes Against Children Unit ’ s mandate is to aggressively investigate abuse and sexual abuse of children under 17, as well as homicides of children under the age of six (in partnership with the various agencies under the Alliance for Children non - profit organization). The Sex Crimes Unit (SCU) investigates sexual assault cases, indecent exposures, public lewdness, improper photography, injury to the elderly in care facilities, stalking, and any other crime of a sexual nature involving adults of 17 years old and older.
The Sex Offender Registration and Monitoring Unit is responsible for ensuring sex offenders are in compliance with registration requirements.
The Sex Crimes Unit and the Victim Assistance Section continue to work with patrol officers, hold community meetings, and provide presentations to local colleges on ways to prevent sexual assault. The Sex Crimes Unit along with TCU offi- cials conduct information - exchange meetings to encourage discussion on ways to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim. The Victim Assistance Section continues to provide support services to victims of reported sexual assaults. Cold Case Sexual Assault Detectives have been successful in solving older cases involving multiple victims using DNA from incarcerated individuals.
Section II - NIBRS
Second Quarter (April - June) 2019 Crime Report
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