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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012
Subtitle/Series Name:
Special Report
Abstract:
Presents estimates on nonfatal domestic violence from 2003 to 2012. Domestic violence includes victimization committed by current or former intimate partners (spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends), parents, children, siblings, and other relatives. This report focuses on the level and pattern of domestic violence over time, highlighting selected victim and incident characteristics. Incident characteristics include the type of violence, the offender's use of a weapon, victim injury and medical treatment, and whether the incident was reported to police. The report provides estimates of acquaintance and stranger violence for comparison. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes reported and not reported to police. The NCVS is a self-report survey administered every six months to persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 244697
Producer:
United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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