Why this is important: Domestic violence includes: physical assault or battery; sexual assault; or other abusive behavior that results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and/or death. The rate under-represents the real level of domestic violence in our community because not all incidents are reported to law enforcement.
Definition: Rate of domestic violence offenses reported to law enforcement per 1,000 population.
Data Source: Washington Association of Sheriff and Police Chiefs reported by DSHS in the Risk and Protection Profile for Substance Abuse Prevention in Spokane County.
Worse than Washington State