Oregon

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2016, there were 18 intimate partner violence related homicide victims who were killed by intimate partners in Oregon.1
  • In 2015, there were 15,129 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Oregon, 612 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.2

Fatalities

From 2007-2016, there were 184 intimate partner violence related homicide victims who were killed by intimate partners in Oregon. An additional 71 victims of intimate partner violence related homicide were killed by someone other than a partner.3

Intimate Partner Violence Related Homicide, Killed by Intimate Partner
Intimate Partner Violence Related Homicide, Killed by Someone Other than a Partner
Intimate Partner Violence Related Homicides in Oregon, 2007-2016

Notes:

  1. Intimate partner violence related homicides are homicides that occurred in the context of intimate partner violence, which include individuals killed by an intimate partner and individuals killed by someone other than a partner in the context of intimate partner violence. For example, a husband killed his wife and their child; the death of his wife was intimate partner violence related homicide by an intimate partner, and the death of their child was an intimate partner violence related homicide by someone other than a partner.
  2. Intimate partner violence is actual or threatened physical aggression, sexual assault, and psychological/emotional abuse directed toward a spouse, ex-spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or former dates.
  3. Definitions are not provided within the Violent Death Dashboard Data Tool and have thus been adapted from Oregon’s Homicide Trends and Characteristics in Oregon report. Available here

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 Oregon is:

Females

39.8% Experienced IPV
60.2% No IPV

Among female victims in Oregon who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 61.2% were concerned for safety, 44.1% were injured, 24.6% needed medical care, and 21.7% needed legal services.4

Males

36.2% Experienced IPV
63.8% No IPV

Among male victims in Oregon who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 10.9% 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.5

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

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

There were 15,129 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Oregon in 2015, 612 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.6

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 homicide, killed by an intimate partner: In Oregon, intimate partner violence related homicides, killed by an intimate partner, are homicides of a spouse, ex-spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or former dates.
  • Intimate partner violence related homicide, killed by someone other than a partner: In Oregon, intimate partner violence related homicides, killed by someone other than a partner, are homicides by someone other than a partner in the context of intimate partner violence, such as a child or other bystander.
  • 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.