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ODPS Office of Criminal Justice Services Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Victims in OIBRS

For this dashboard, we identify domestic violence incidents using two types of information in the OIBRS database. First, we chose offenses that could constitute an instance of domestic violence. Offenses from the following OIBRS codes are included in this dashboard:

  • Assault, including aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation
  • Forcible Sex Offenses, including forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, forcible fondling
  • Homicide, including murder and non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, justifiable homicide
  • Kidnapping/Abduction
  • Non-forcible Sex Offenses, including incest, and statutory rape
  • Robbery

Once we identified offenses from these OIBRS codes, we then used offender-victim relationship codes to identify domestic violence victims, including:

  • Spouse, common-law spouse, ex-spouse
  • Boyfriend/girlfriend*
  • Same-sex partner
  • Child, child of boyfriend/girlfriend, stepchild, or grandchild
  • In-law
  • Parent, stepparent, or grandparent
  • Sibling and stepsibling
  • Other family member

Finally, we counted the total number of domestic violence victims in a law enforcement agency's jurisdiction. In addition to each jurisdiction's domestic violence victim total, two tables appear on this dashboard: (1) Total reported domestic violence offenses for victims, and (2) Total reported offender-victim relationships.

*Prior to 2019, the domestic violence law in Ohio did not apply to individuals in a romantic or sexual relationship, or individuals who are dating or have recently dated. We included the boyfriend/girlfriend relationship code in this analysis for two reasons: 1) to facilitate comparison with other domestic violence reports that include the boyfriend/girlfriend code in their analyses, and 2) to capture instances of cohabitation that we would not capture otherwise since there is no "cohabitation" code in the OIBRS system.

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