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NCJ Number: 219371 Find in a Library
Title: Official Reports of Domestic Victimization in WV: 2000-2005
Author(s): Theresa K. Lester M.A.; Stephen M. Haas Ph.D.; Erica Turley B.S.
Corporate Author: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Charleston, WV 25301
Grant Number: 2004-BJ-CX-K013
Sale Source: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistical information on the trends of domestic violence in West Virginia using incident-based crime data from 2000-2005.
Abstract: Report highlights include: (1) between 2000 and 2005, the total number of domestic violence victims reported to law enforcement declined by 4.1 percent; (2) the majority of domestic violence victims known to law enforcement were victims of simple assault in 2000 and 2005; (3) the total number of violent crime domestic violence victims known to law enforcement declined by 33.6 percent between 2000 and 2005; (4) females comprised 51.1 percent of West Virginia’s population in 2005, but accounted for 75.3 percent of all domestic violence victims reported to law enforcement in 2005; (5) of the 12,621 domestic violence victims reported in 2005, a total of 8,626 or 68.3 percent were victims of intimate partner violence; and (6) the rate of persons victimized by an intimate partner was 4.7 or approximately 5 victims per 1,000 residents compared to 2.2 for non-intimate partners in 2005. Domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, continues to be recognized as a major issue to the public. In 2003, the Federal initiative, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) began in West Virginia, known as Project Safe Homes (PSH). The goal of PSH was to reduce the incidence of domestic violence in the northern district. This report, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics supports these efforts by providing statistics on the trends of domestic violence in the State of West Virginia and across Federal judicial districts. Information is also provided on the concentrations of high domestic violence rates in the State. Tables, graphs, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): BJS Grant-related Documents; Crime patterns; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Dating Violence; Future trends; State crime statistics; Statistical analysis; West Virginia
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