Fatal Domestic Violence in Oregon: Demographics related to Victims, Perpetrators, and Incidents
In 2017, Oregon lost 37 people in fatal domestic violence incidents. In this report, the Coalition has utilized a broad definition of domestic violence, including a wide variety of incidents that take place in the context of a family or household. We track incidents involving care providers, people related by blood or marriage including extended family, current and former intimate partners, the extended family of current and former intimate partners, and cases of prostitution (covered under the term intimate partner). The term victim as used in this report refers to any individual who was killed, sustained injury, or was otherwise involved in an episode of fatal domestic violence, including bystanders. You will find tables and graphs with data pertaining to all victims, and tables and graphs specifically providing data pertaining to victims who lost their lives (the header of these tables and graphs will refer to “victims killed”). Perpetrator data are provided in the same manner.
This report includes a section dedicated to intimate partner violence (IPV) fatalities that is identical in form to the larger report. The Coalition received feedback on the need for IPV-specific data to be presented separately due to some grant reporting requirements. You will find a broad look at IPV fatality incidents in the state, including in which counties they occurred, frequency per month, and types of incidents. This overview is followed by victim and perpetrator data, including age, gender, relationship, and manner of death. The IPV section concludes with location information.