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.