“Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.”
Mansfield Domestic Violence
Data collected by the Mansfield Police Department gives us an idea about Mansfield, Ohio domestic violence rates. The data can be compared to Ohio as a whole, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence collects data on Ohio, which can be viewed here www.ncadv.org. View a summary of the Mansfield, Ohio data below:
There were 765 total domestic violence cases in 2016, 70% of the victims were female, and 30% were male. In regards to the victims race, 63% white, 36% african american, 1% other, and none were hispanic.
On the other hand, 28% of the offenders were female, and 71% were male. The offenders race, 55% white, 44% african american, 1% other, and none were hispanic.
Of the 765 domestic violence cases in Mansfield, 90% were misdemeanors and 10% were felony. Approximately 33% resulted in a no contact order being issued.
Although domestic violence is commonly thought of as violence between intimate partners/ex-partners, it can occur between family members, and others in the home. Mansfield domestic violence cases, 62% involved intimate partners/ex-partners, 15% were parent/step-parent, 7% were child/step-child, 7% were siblings, 9% were other family/acquaintance/unknown.
Domestic violence makes up 15% of all violent crime. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Shelter 800-931-7233.
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
NCADV. (2015). Domestic violence national statistics. Retrieved from www.ncadv.org
Mansfield Police Department