Arizona

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2018, there were 86 reported domestic violence related deaths in Arizona.1
  • Between 2009 and 2018, there were 1074 reported domestic violence related deaths in Arizona.2
  • Between 2009 and 2018, 62.8% (n=674) of reported domestic violence related deaths were by firearm 3
  • In 2015, there were 25,224 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Arizona, 1,143 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.4

Fatalities

There were 1074 reported domestic violence related deaths * in Arizona between 2009 and 2018, 62.8% (n=674) of which were by firearm.5

Domestic Violence Related Deaths
Domestic Violence Related Deaths by Firearm
Domestic Violence Related Deaths in Arizona, 2008-2017

Notes:

  1. A death is domestic violence related if they met the criteria of the relationship test as outlined in A.R.S. § 13-3601 or if the fatality occurred within the context of domestic violence. This includes instances when perpetrators, bystanders, co-workers, friends, neighbors, animals/pets, or others were killed during a domestic violence incident. Perpetrators killed by law enforcement intervention or who died by suicide are also included in this total.
  2. The number of domestic violence related deaths by firearm was not explicitly listed in the 2016 report and was extrapolated based on the total number of domestic violence related deaths and the percentage of which were by firearm (72%) for that year.

Intimate Partner Violence* Victimization and Related Impacts*

The lifetime prevalence* of any contact sexual violence*, physical violence,* and/or stalking victimization* by an intimate partner*in Arizona is:

Females

42.6% Experienced IPV
57.4% No IPV

Among female victims in Arizona who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 61.4% were concerned for safety, 33.5% were injured, 14.3% needed medical care, and 26.9% needed legal services.5

Males

33.4% Experienced IPV
66.6% No IPV

Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims in Arizona who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime who were concerned for safety, injured, needed medical care, or needed legal services are not available.6

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

Protection Orders Active in the National Crime Information Center for Arizona, 2006-2015

There were 25,224 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Arizona in 2015, 1,143 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.7

Protection Orders in the National Crime Information Center
Protection Orders with Disqualifying Brady Indicator

Note: State participation in the National Crime Information Center protection order file is voluntary, thus the extent to which states enter the orders into the system varies. Regardless of how each state refers to such orders, these records are uniformly referred to as “protection orders” in the National Crime Information Center database.

Definitions

  • Contact sexual violence: Combined measure that includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.
  • Domestic violence related death:For Arizona, a death is domestic violence related if they met the criteria of the relationship test as outlined in A.R.S. § 13-3601 or if the fatality occurred within the context of domestic violence. This includes instances when perpetrators, bystanders, co-workers, friends, neighbors, animals/pets, or others were killed during a domestic violence incident. Perpetrators killed by law enforcement intervention or who died by suicide are also included in this total.
  • Intimate partner: Romantic or sexual partner and includes spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, people with whom they dated, were seeing, or “hooked up.”
  • Intimate partner violence: The five types of intimate partner violence measured in the NISVS include sexual violence, stalking, physical violence, psychological aggression, and control of reproductive/sexual health. Sexual violence includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.
  • Intimate partner violence related impacts: For each perpetrator of domestic violence, the NISVS survey asks victims about specific direct impacts related to intimate partner violence to better understand the consequences of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
  • Lifetime prevalence:Proportion of a population who, at some point in life, have ever experienced the characteristic or condition.
  • Protection orders with a disqualifying Brady Indicator: Protection orders related to domestic violence that have been identified as those that prohibit the individual from receiving or possessing firearms under federal law.
  • Physical violence: A range of behaviors from slapping, pushing, or shoving to severe acts that include being hit with a fist or something hard, kicked, hurt by pulling hair, slammed against something, tried to hurt by choking or suffocating, beaten, burned on purpose, or used a knife or gun.
  • Stalking victimization: Pattern of harassing or threatening tactics used by a perpetrator that is both unwanted and causes fear or safety concerns in the victim.

This page was updated September 1, 2020. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.