Ohio

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2015, there were 70 intimate partner violence related homicides in Ohio.1
  • In 2015, there were 28,261 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Ohio, 17,837 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.2

Fatalities

There were 386 intimate partner violence related homicides between 2011 and 2015 in Ohio.

Intimate Partner Violence Related Homicides
Intimate Partner Violence Related Homicides by Firearm
Intimate Partner Violence Related Homicides in Ohio, 2011-2015

Notes:

  1. * denotes that data on homicide method was not available.
  2. Intimate partner violence related homicides include cases in which the homicide is related to immediate or ongoing conflict or violence between current or former intimate partners. Victims can also include non-partners, such as the children or parents of a victim or other bystanders to violence between current/former intimate partners. Homicides in which the suspect had a romantic interest in the victim, but they never were intimate partners, are not included in this definition.
  3. Data on intimate partner violence-related homicides were retrieved from the Ohio Violent Death Reporting System Annual Reports.
  4. Data on intimate partner violence-related homicides by firearm were retrieved from the Intimate Partner Violence and Homicide in Ohio, 2012-2014 fact sheet.

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 Ohio is:

Females

38% Experienced IPV
62% No IPV

Among female victims in Ohio who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 56.7% were concerned for safety, 38.1% were injured, 23.9% needed medical care, and 24.0% needed legal services.5

Males

33 % Experienced IPV
67% No IPV

Among male victims in Ohio who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 17.2% were concerned for safety. Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims who were 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 Ohio, 2006-2015

There were 28,261 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Ohio in 2015, 17,837 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.7

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.

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

Definitions

  • 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 homicides: In Ohio, intimate partner violence related homicides include cases in which the homicide is related to immediate or ongoing conflict or violence between current or former intimate partners. Victims can also include non-partners, such as the children or parents of a victim or other bystanders to violence between current/former intimate partners. Homicides in which the suspect had a romantic interest in the victim, but they never were intimate partners, are not included in this definition.
  • 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 12, 2018. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.