Change Indicator

Domestic violence injuries in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

For many, the home is a sanctuary; a place of love, safety, security and shelter. Unfortunately for some, it can be a place of fear and violence. Witnessing or being the victim of domestic violence can have profound emotional, developmental and physical consequences for children. The extreme to which the child experiences these consequences can be related to the frequency and severity of the violence, the time elapsed since the event and the child's personality. According to the American Bar Association, many children, victims and witnesses of domestic violence exhibit signs of post traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms may be directed outward and can include inability to sleep through the night, bed wetting and temper tantrums, or they may be directed inward and shown by the child being shy or withdrawn. School age children who experience domestic violence tend to have poor academic performance, are absent frequently and have health problems.
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Definition and Source



Domestic Violence incidents resulting in injury (criminal cases only) as a result of the domestic violence, reported by fiscal year

The defendant or victim in a family violence case may be male or female, child or adult, or may be of the same sex. Family violence is any criminal offense or violation involving the threat of physical injury or hard; act of physical injury; homicide; sexual contact, penetration or intercourse; property damage; intimidation; endangerment and unlawful restraint.

NA: Not Available

Data Source

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police

Last Updated

February 2024