Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a crime.  Oklahoma Statute Title 22 section 22-60.1 definition – “Domestic abuse” means any act of physical harm, or the threat of imminent physical harm which is committed by an adult, emancipated minor, or minor child thirteen (13) years of age or older against another adult, emancipated minor or minor child who are family or household members or who are or were in a dating relationship. 

Domestic violence is a learned pattern of physical, verbal, sexual, and/or emotional behavior in which one person in a relationship uses force, intimidation, or coercion to dominate or control the other person. The partners may be intimate partners, living together, separated, dating, have a child in common; or related by blood. Domestic violence occurs within all ethnic groups, all religions, all gender identities, all economic brackets, all degrees of physical and mental ability, and all age groups. 

Domestic Violence Statistics

Domestic Violence In Oklahoma

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Average Amount of Oklahomans that experience domestic violence per year.

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Amount of reported incidences of domestic violence in Oklahoma in 2020.

In Oklahoma 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. The 2021 Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board reported that Oklahoma ranks 8th in the nation for women killed in single victim – single offender incidences in the United States. More than 90% of women were killed by someone they knew. Firearms were used five times more frequently than any other weapon and were the cause of death identified in 68.8% of domestic violence related fatalities. 

Domestic Violence In Cleveland County

Unreported Statistics 

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Amount of women that will statistically experience domestic violence in their lifetime in Cleveland County.

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Amount of men that will statistically experience domestic violence in their lifetime in Cleveland County.

In Cleveland County 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. According to the 2020 census there are currently 296,019 residents of Cleveland County. Out of those 296,019 residents statistically 86,323 will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. That is more than the population of Moore, Noble, Etowah, Lexington, and Slaughterville combined.