Nevada

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2017, there were 21 domestic violence homicide victims in Nevada.1
  • In 2017, 52% (n=11) of domestic violence homicide victims were killed by firearm in Nevada.2
  • In 2015, there were 48 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Nevada, 39 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.3

Fatalities

In 2017, there were 21 domestic violence homicide victims in Nevada, 52% (n=11) of which were killed by firearm.4

Domestic Violence Homicides in Nevada, 2015-2017

Fatalities

In 2017, there were 21 *domestic violence homicide victims. These victims include 17 individuals killed by their partner or ex-partner (15 women and two men), two parents of a victim also killed during the domestic violence incident, and two children killed in a family annihilation. Fifty-two percent (n=11) of domestic violence homicide victims were killed by firearm.5

Note:

Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) releases a yearly domestic violence homicide report based on published news stories and publicly available police reports. In the 2015 report, NCEDSV stated that they changed their methodology in researching domestic violence homicides, which may account for the increase in homicides from the previous years. As such, while 2014 data is available (n=19), we do not include it in the above graph.

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 Nevada is:

Females

43.8% Experienced IPV
56.2% No IPV

Among female victims in Nevada who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 64.2% were concerned for safety, 41.1% were injured, 19.2% needed medical care, and 23.4% needed legal services.5

Males

32.8% Experienced IPV
67.2% No IPV

Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims in Nevada 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 Nevada, 2006-2015

There were 48 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Nevada in 2015, 39 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 homicide: In Nevada, domestic violence homicide includes deaths that result from violence between adults who were either current or past intimate partners. Intimate partner include spouse, former spouse, former or current dating relationship, or having children in common.
  • 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 June 23, 2021. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.