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The Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) Releases Annual Domestic Abuse Incident Report

 

The 2011 statistics show domestic abuse incidents reported to law enforcement and referred to prosecutors were down 4.7% from 2010.

 

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) -- Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) has released its Domestic Abuse Incident Report for 2011. The OCVS, with the cooperation of district attorneys' offices across Wisconsin, produces the Domestic Abuse Incident Report (DAIR) annually. The purpose of the report is to provide a snapshot of domestic violence in Wisconsin using data reported to the DOJ pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, s. 968.075(9), by Wisconsin district attorneys' offices. The 2011 statistics show domestic abuse incidents reported to law enforcement and referred to prosecutors were down 4.7% from 2010. The report is available here.

 

“We have had several recent painful reminders in Wisconsin that domestic violence affects the entire community,” Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said. “Providing victims with the resources they need and supporting the local agencies that work with victims is central to the mission of the Office of Crime Victim Services.”

 

The DAIR report includes the number of reported domestic abuse incidents by county, the age distribution of victims and information about the criminal justice response to reported incidents including arrest rates, charges issued and sentencing data.

 

Additional information for victims of domestic violence is available.