Domestic Violence

Victim Adovocate Unit

Belton, Missouri

 Police Department

7001 E. 163rd St.
Belton, MO  64012

General Calls: 816.331.5522
Dispatch: 816.331.1500 
TIPS: 816.348.4499 
Fax: 816.322.7057 

Elizabeth Crow

Victim Advocate


Cama Suess

Victim Advocate


Sexual Assault

Upcoming Events 

Sexual Assault Awareness Event


The City of Belton is taking the COVID-19 threat to the health and wellbeing of our
residents seriously,” said Lt. Davis. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently
updated their advice on social distancing, from maintaining a 6-foot distance to maintaining
a range of 6- to10-foot distance. The closure of these city public access spaces is one of
our measures to follow this recommended best practice.”

With this being said we unfortunately will need to cancel our Sexual Assault Awareness Event that was scheduled for April 11th, 2020. We will try to do some online awareness post to try and still get the awareness out.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Belton Police Department Victim Service Unit at 816-348-4430.

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There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

-Laurell K. Hamilton

(2006, p.169)

In the U.S.,

1 in 6 women     will endure rape or attempted rape during their life.


(Tjaden & Thoennes, 1998)


Of undergraduate and graduate age students, 11.2% become victims of sexual violence.

And 4.2% of college students are stalked.


(Cantor, Fisher, Chibnall, & Townsend, 2015)

Out of every 1000 rapes, only 6 perpetrators will be sentenced to prison.

Only about 34% of sexual assaults are reported

to the police.

(Truman, J.L. & Langton, L. 2015)

Between 2005-2010, the top 3 reasons given for not reporting the incident was:

  • Fear of retaliation (20%)

  • Believed to be a personal issue (13%)

  • Didn't believe justice would occur (13%)

(Planty, Langton, Krebs, Berzofsky, & Smiley-McDonald, 2013)


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Truman, J.L. & Langton, L. (2015). Criminal Victimization, 2014. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from 

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