Domestic Violence in Idaho

  • In 2012, less than 2% of physical intimate partner violence incidents in Idaho were reported to law enforcement. 0% of intimate partner sexual abuse was reported.

  • In 2012, the estimated domestic violence rate in Idaho was 19 victims/survivors per 1000 people, totaling approximately 30,000 domestic violence individual victims/survivors.

  • 35,270 domestic violence incidents were reported to Idaho law enforcement between 2007 and 2012, almost 1/3 of violent crime reported statewide.

  • Although an arrest was more likely in a domestic violence situation than in other violent situations, violence against an intimate partner was less likely to be charged in court than other violent crimes.

  • Idaho courts dismissed 37% of misdemeanor domestic violence charges and almost 31% of felony domestic violence charges.

  • Between 2003 and 2012, 69% of domestic violence homicides were committed with firearms.

  • The lifetime stalking prevalence in Idaho is 17.5%.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, an average of close to 15 calls every minute.

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

  • The presence of a gun in the home during a domestic violence incident increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%.

  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner

  • 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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