Community Violence Dashboard

Each year, countless women, children, and men in Spokane County suffer from the damaging effects of domestic violence, often remaining unseen and unheard. Domestic violence is violence or abuse in any form, by one person against another in a domestic setting, and includes intimate partner violence which is one specific type of domestic violence.

The mission of Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) is to empower and educate our collective community to End The Violence. By providing resources and tools,  SRDVC focuses on prevention efforts that address the underlying causes and risk factors associated with domestic violence. By tackling these root causes, prevention initiatives aim to create long-term systemic change and promote healthy, respectful relationships. This contributes to breaking the cycle of violence, protecting future generations from experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence and fostering a society that prioritizes the well-being and safety of all its members.

The following dashboards provide data pertaining to the prevalence of violence in our community, as well as factors that contribute to both risk and protection. We acknowledge that no single data source can fully capture the intricate nature of these factors, or the full extent of domestic violence experienced in our community. In addition to these, we have produced a documentary that shares a powerful message of how we believe together we can End The Violence. We hope that this data will shed light on certain aspects of the issue and serve as a starting point for conversations aimed at advancing efforts to put an end to violence.

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Risk factors for domestic violence can contribute to the likelihood of abusive behavior occurring within a relationship. When it comes to youth, several factors can increase the risk of domestic violence:

1. Youth Access to Weapons

2. Youth Intimate Partner Violence

3. Youth Physical Abuse

4. Youth Verbal Abuse

5. Youth Witness Abuse

6. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

It’s important to note that these risk factors do not guarantee that an individual will become an abuser or a victim of domestic violence. They merely highlight the circumstances that can contribute to an increased risk. Recognizing and addressing these risk factors early on can be vital in preventing and intervening in domestic violence situations involving youth.

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Protective factors are conditions or characteristics that can mitigate the risk of domestic violence and promote healthier relationships. Here are explanations of family, school, and community protective factors:

Family Protective Factors:

  1. Strong and supportive relationships within the family
  2. Stable and secure family environment

 School Protective Factors:

  1. Safe and supportive school environment
  2. Positive peer relationships

Community Protective Factors:

  1. Accessible support services
  2. Collaboration and coordination among service providers

By strengthening these protective factors within families, schools, and communities, it is possible to create environments that foster healthy relationships, prevent domestic violence, and support those affected.

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1 in 3

Youth reported experiencing verbal abuse at home in 2021

1 in 5

Youth reported being physically abused at home in 2021


Reported experiencing a lower level of school protective factors compared to males in 2021

2 in 3

Youth reported high levels of family protective factors in 2021

Data on domestic violence calls and cases documented by law enforcement from the National Incident Reporting System (NIBRS) and criminal cases and dispositions from the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (WAOC). Individual law enforcement cases were determined by the number of cases assigned a unique law enforcement case number. Court information includes all criminal non-traffic cases of DV for both the Courts of Limited Jurisdiction and the Superior Court.

It is important to note that this data is not the complete picture of domestic violence in our community. There are many instances that go unreported and contextual factors that impact law enforcement response. There are also multiple reasons why a court case may be dismissed including the victim’s request, inadequate evidence and charges dropped in exchange for a plea to another charge.

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Data on Emergency Department visits related to community violence and hospitalizations costs.

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DV-related calls to law enforcement in 2022

$12 Million

In hospital charges related to DV events in Spokane County in 2021

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