TBI releases domestic violence report, half of all cases are family related

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's report focused on domestic violence that occurs between family members entitled “Family Violence Study 2012.”

Of the more than 83 thousand domestic violence offenses in 2012, more than have had a familial victim to offender relationship.

The study did not include certain valid domestic violence relationships particularly boyfriend/girlfriend, which was the most commonly reported domestic violence relationship in 2012.

The study also gives insight into the influence of drugs and alcohol in familial violence.

Here are some quick domestic violence facts:
1) Simple assault was the most frequently reported offense - accounting for 67.5 percent of family violence offenses outnumbering all other offenses by more than 4 to 1.
2)Females were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than males.
2) Offenders of familial kidnapping/abduction offenses in the state were most often parents accounting for almost 58 percent of all kidnapping/abduction offenses.
3) White offenders were documented 1.8 times more often than African-American domestic violence offenders.
4) Female parents were more likely to commit simple assault against their female children at 68 percent than male children at almost 32 percent.
5) More than 17 percent of family violence offenses involved drugs or alcohol by the offender with the majority, 83 percent, using alcohol.
6) In 2012, six juveniles were murdered by family members.

The full report is attached to this story.

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