Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006 to 2015
- Nonfatal domestic violence victimizations reported to police
- Police response to these victimizations
- Prevalence of related arrests or charges
- Criminal complaints signed against the offender.
The BJS collected data 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. According to the report, between 2006 and 2015, police were notified in 56% of the 1.3 million nonfatal domestic violence cases that occurred each year. These incidents were committed by intimate partners, immediate family members, or other relatives.TAGS: