This report summarizes the state of domestic violence in Marion County in 2016, and
presents trends in the data between 2009 and 2016. It builds upon the 2013 feasibility study and 2014 update conducted by the Polis Center at IUPUI in partnership with the Domestic Violence Network.
This 2017 report provides an update on the statistics previously published in 2014, and adds an assessment of major trends in the data between 2009 and 2016 (the years for which data is available from most sources). This report also lays the foundation for building a web interface to publish the results of this analysis in 2018.
In 2016, there were an estimated 10,797 victims of domestic violence (1.2 percent of the population) and 10,362 perpetrators reported in the legal system. Eleven percent of victims experienced more than one incident of domestic violence in 2016. Sixteen percent of perpetrators are implicated in more than one domestic violence incident in 2016. Seven percent of perpetrator-victim pairs were involved in a domestic violence incident with each other more than once between 2009 and 2016.