In 2020, there were 12 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
Between 2011 and 2020, there were 75 homicide victims killed in domestic violence incidents in North Dakota. Domestic violence homicides are more likely to involve firearms than non-domestic violence homicides. From 2001-2020, 42% of female domestic violence victims were killed with firearms while 26% of female non-domestic violence homicide victims were killed with firearms.3
Note:“Domestic violence deaths include those involving a spouse, former spouse, parent, child, persons related by blood or marriage, persons in a present or former dating relationship, persons who are presently residing together or have resided together in the past, persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they are or have been married or have lived together at any time, other persons on premises when a domestic incident occurs, and romantic triangle situations.”
Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic Violence Homicides in North Dakota, 2011-2020
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:
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
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
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.
Contact sexual violence: Combined measure that includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.
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.
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 24, 2021. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.