Crimes Against Women
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, IPV affects more than 12 million people each year (2010). Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49 (2015).
Domestic violence may result in or be a factor in any number of violent crimes. In 2012, approximately 8% of 17,664 violent crimes committed in Virginia and reported to law enforcement agencies were committed against family members or intimate dating partners. Approximately 48.5% of all violent crimes reported occurred in the home.
There were 962 calls for service for domestics (that already occurred or in-progress) in 2015. There were 315 police reports written for domestic assaults in 2015. Those reports resulted in 181 arrests. Of those 315 reports, approximately 174 were cases involving intimate partners.
Dating Violence is committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence.
Digital Abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner. Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated online.
Domestic Elderly Abuse generally refers to any of the following types of mistreatment that are committed by someone with whom the elder has a special relationship (for example, a spouse, sibling, child, friend, or caregiver).
Domestic Violence or abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. These are behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want.
Sexual Assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.
Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.