Oklahoma

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2018, there were 44 intimate partner homicide victims in Oklahoma.1
  • In 2018, 55% (n=24) of intimate partner homicide victims were killed by firearms.2
  • In 2015, there were 2,321 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Oklahoma, 500 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.3

Fatalities

From 2011 to 2018, there were 726 domestic violence homicide victims, 241 of which were intimate partner violence homicides, in Oklahoma.

In 2018, there 44 intimate partner homicide victims, 55% (n=24) of whom were killed by firearms.4

Domestic Violence Homicide
Intimate Partner Violence Homicide (Subset of Domestic Violence)
Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Homicide in Oklahoma, 2011-2018

Notes:

  1. Domestic violence homicide victims includes domestic violence victims killed by intimate partners and ex-intimate partners, family members killed by family members, children killed by family members, and roommates killed by roommates. It does not include deaths of domestic violence perpetrators.
  2. Intimate partner violence homicide victims is a subset of the domestic violence homicide victims.

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 Oklahoma is:

Females

40.1% Experienced IPV
59.9% No IPV

Among female victims in Oklahoma who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 58.9% were concerned for safety, 37.4% were injured, 20.8% needed medical care, and 16.4% needed legal services.5

Males

37.8% Experienced IPV
62.2% No IPV

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

There were 2,321 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Oklahoma in 2015, 500 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 Oklahoma, domestic violence homicide includes domestic violence victims killed by intimate partners and ex-intimate partners, family members killed by family members, children killed by family members, and roommates killed by roommates. It does not include deaths of domestic violence perpetrators.
  • 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 homicide: In Oklahoma, intimate partner violence homicide is a subset of the domestic violence homicide victims, specifically those killed by intimate partners and ex-intimate partners. It does not include deaths of domestic violence perpetrators.
  • 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 5, 2020. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.