North Dakota

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2017, there were 4 domestic violence homicides in North Dakota.1
  • In 2015, there were 112 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for North Dakota, 49 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.2

Fatalities

Between 1997 and 2017, there were 117 homicide victims killed in domestic violence incidents in North Dakota. Firearms are more likely to be used in domestic violence fatalities than in non-domestic violence homicides. Forty-six percent of female domestic violence victims were killed with firearms while 30% of female non-domestic violence homicide victims were killed with firearms.3

Note: “Homicide victims killed in domestic violence incidents” is the description used in the North Dakota Domestic Violence Fatality Reports, but it is not defined therein.

There was no report issued in CY 2018.

Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic Violence Homicides in North Dakota, 2015-2017

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 North Dakota is:

Females

29.7% Experienced IPV
70.3% No IPV

Among female victims in North Dakota who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 52.5% were concerned for safety and 30.0% were injured. Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of female victims who needed medical care or needed legal services are not available.4

Males

18.5% Experienced IPV
81.5% No IPV

Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims in North Dakota 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.5

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

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

There were 112 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for North Dakota in 2015, 49 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.6

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.
  • Homicide victims killed in domestic violence incidents: is the description used in the North Dakota Domestic Violence Fatality Reports, but it is not defined therein.
  • 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.