Office of Justice Programs

Domestic Violence

The following reports are arranged alphabetically by title. A description provides a brief overview of the contents of each report. The report or presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link following the description.

Criminal Domestic Violence in South Carolina: An Examination of the Effects of ACT 166 of 2005
Description – This report compares the outcomes of criminal domestic violence arrests for the six months prior to and the six months following enactment of Act 166, which enhanced sanctions for criminal domestic violence convictions. The objective of the report was to determine if individuals arrested for criminal domestic violence were being convicted of other offenses, thereby evading the enhanced sanctions. Using computerized criminal history records as the data source, the findings do not provide evidence that there has been any change in the sentencing pattern for criminal domestic violence arrestees. It was published in November 2007.
-Criminal Domestic Violence Report

Hitting Close to Home: A Statistical Handbook on Domestic Violence in South Carolina 1996 – 2000
Description – This report provides a statistical overview of domestic violence in South Carolina from 1996 through 2000 based on an analysis of South Carolina Incident Based Reporting System data. It was published in June 2002.
-Hitting Close to Home: A Statistical Handbook on Domestic Violence in SC 1996 - 2000 (PDF file)

Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: A Profile of Domestic Violence in South Carolina
Description – This report provides a statewide statistical overview of domestic violence based on analysis of South Carolina Incident Based Reporting System data from 1991 – 2004. It also incorporates FY 2004 – 05 client data from the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services linked to criminal history record data to create a profile of domestic violence offenders under community correction supervision. It was published in June 2006.
-Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide (PDF file)

Protective Orders in South Carolina: An Examination of Variables for 1997 – 1999
Description – This report examines and critiques South Carolina’s ability to use protection orders from the National Criminal Information Center both statistically and tactically. It was published in May 2001.
-Protective Orders in South Carolina (PDF file)

Report to the Governor’s Task Force: South Carolina Victims of Domestic Violence in 1999
Description – This report was provided at the request of the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence. It provides a statistical overview of victims of domestic violence in 1999 based on an analysis of South Carolina Incident Based Reporting System data. It was published in October 2000.
-Report to the Governor's Task Force: South Carolina Victims of Domestic Violence in 1999

The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 2007 - 2011
Description – This report is part of an ongoing series which provides a statistical overview of domestic violence based on analysis of South Carolina Incident Based Reporting System data from 2007 through 2009. it provides a statewide overview of domestic violence trends from 2007 through 2011, county rankings for a variety of domestic violence measures in 2011 and county level overviews for the 2007 through 2011 time period. It was published in April 2013.
-The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 2007 - 2011 (DOC file)

-The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 2005 - 2009 (DOC file)
-The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 2005 - 2009 (A PowerPoint Summary)

-The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 2004 - 2008 (PDF file)
-The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 2004 - 2008 (A PowerPoint Summary)

 

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