New Hampshire

By the Numbers

Summary

  • Between 2016 and 2017, there were 8 domestic violence homicides in New Hampshire.1
  • Between 2016 and 2017, 3 domestic violence homicides were committed with a firearm in New Hampshire.2
  • In 2015, there were 5,553 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for New Hampshire, 4,744 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.3

Fatalities

There were 72 domestic violence homicides from 2008 to 2017.4, 5

Between 2016 and 2017, there were 8 domestic violence homicides, 3 of which were committed with a firearm.6

Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic Violence Homicides in New Hampshire, 2008-2017

Notes:

  1. Domestic violence homicides include all homicides committed as a result of domestic violence, including those committed by partners, family members, or those that are otherwise domestic violence related.
  2. The Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee releases a biennial report that contains an overview of domestic violence homicide data for New Hampshire.
  3. Data from 2009-2017 are from the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Twelfth Report released in 2019, while data for 2008 is from the Ninth Report released in 2012.

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 New Hampshire is:

Females

34.7% Experienced IPV
65.3% No IPV

Among female victims in New Hampshire who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 55.4% were concerned for safety, 28.2% were injured, 18.6% needed medical care, and 21.7% needed legal services.7

Males

35.4% Experienced IPV
64.6% No IPV

Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims in New Hampshire 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.8

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

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

There were 5,553 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for New Hampshire in 2015, 4744 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.9

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 New Hampshire, domestic violence homicides include all homicides committed as a result of domestic violence, including those committed by partners, family members, or are otherwise domestic violence related.
  • 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 May 4, 2020. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.