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NCJ Number: 250231 Find in a Library
Title: Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006-2015
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Brian A. Reaves
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2017
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Full Report)|PDF (Summary)|Text
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5907 
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Statistics Special Report presents 2006-15 data on nonfatal domestic violence victimizations reported to police, the police response to these victimizations, the prevalence of related arrests or charges, and criminal complaints signed against the offender.
Abstract: This Bureau of Statistics (BJS) Special Report presents 2006-15 data on nonfatal domestic violence victimizations reported to police, the police response to these victimizations, the prevalence of related arrests or charges, and criminal complaints signed against the offender. Domestic violence includes serious violence (rape or sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assaults committed by intimate partners, immediate family members, or other relatives. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey, which obtained victims' descriptions of police actions during their initial response to a reported crime and any follow-up contact with the victim. Highlights include: from 2006 to 2015, more than half (56%) of the 1.3 million nonfatal domestic violence victimizations occurring annually in the United States were reported to police; in 39% of reported victimizations an offender was arrested or charges were filed, with the majority of arrests occurring during the initial police response; and the victim or other household member signed a criminal complaint against the offender in about half (48%) of reported victimizations.
Main Term(s): Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic/Intimate Partner Homicide; Police domestic violence training; Police-victim interaction
Note: Source data for this BJS Special Report was compiled from Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
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