It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local domestic violence problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice.
Police typically view these calls as dangerous, partly because old research exaggerated the risks to police.
Domestic violence is but one aspect of the larger set of problems related to family violence.
Researchers agree that women suffer the lion’s share of injuries from domestic violence. Women living as partners with other women report lower rates of violence (11 percent) compared to women who live with or were married to men (30 percent).About 8 percent of men living with or married to women report that they were physically abused by the women.
About 15 percent of men cohabitating with men reported victimization by a male partner.
For the most up-to-date list of current and future guides, visit The survey is administered every six months to about 100,000 individuals in approximately 50,000 households.
Domestic violence involves a current or former intimate (and in many states, a current or former dating partner). †† The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects data about criminal victimization from an ongoing nationally representative sample of U. Interviewers ask questions about crime victimization of all household members age 12 and older. Of those, 24 percent (56 officers) were slain during a domestic disturbance. In other words, about five officers a year in the United States over that 10-year period were killed during domestic disturbance calls. † NVAWS is a telephone survey of a representative sample of 8,000 U. However, NCVS trend data through 2001 shows that partner violence between current and former intimates has declined significantly. From 1993 through 2001, the rate of reported intimate violence dropped by about 50 percent in the United States.From 1994 through 2001, the rate of every major violent and property crime declined by similar percentages., It is unknown whether domestic violence is paralleling these declines for the same or different reasons. Related problems not directly addressed in this guide, each of which requires separate analysis, include: † Much of the recent research about domestic violence refers to the problem as “intimate partner violence.” Mostly this guide keeps to the term domestic violence, not because it is more accurate, but simply because it is still so widely used by police. "Domestic Violence in Australia—an Overview of the Issues, E-Brief." Available at gov.au/library/intguide/SP/Dom_violence. Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) Police Department (2002). "Baker One Domestic Violence Intervention Project: Improving Response to Chronic Domestic Violence Victims." Finalist for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing.