Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Comes in Many Forms
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior which establishes power and control over another person often through fear, intimidation, the threat of physical violence, and/or the use of physical violence.
Types of domestic violence include verbal, psychological, financial, physical, sexual, economic, and spiritual abuse.
Domestic Violence affects every community in New Mexico. A 2015 report by the Survey of the New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository found there were 17,757 Domestic Violence incidents reported to statewide law enforcement agencies, Bernalillo County accounting for 8,068 (45%) of those reports.
During the same reporting period, 7,054 children were present at a domestic violence incident.
The majority of victims of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence are women.
Unfortunately, only 1 out of 10 incidents of domestic violence is ever reported.