According to the San Antonio Police Department, on average they have above 40,000 family violence related calls per year.
More than 1 in 3 women (36%) in the US report experiencing intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Similarly, 1 in 3 men (34%) in the US report experiencing intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Texas in specific has a higher prevalence of women impacted by intimate partner violence compared to many other states and the US overall.
Aggravated Family Violence Arrests
According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Aggravated Family Violence Arrests have increased exponentially over the past 2 years.
Family Violence Reports
In San Antonio, roughly 40,000 family violence-related calls to SAPD have been placed each year, with a notable increase to almost 46,000 calls in 2019. The number of family violence-related reports filed annually has also increased over the years, from 10,000+ reports filed in 2014 to more than 13,000 in 2019.
Adjusting for population size, the rate of domestic and family violence-related murders shows a gradual increase up to 2018, followed by a decrease in 2019.
According to 2018 data available for the state*, 174 women in Texas were killed by intimate partner violence, which translates to a rate of 1.6 per 100,000 female population.
In comparison, the 2018 Bexar County rate for women murdered by IPV was 2.8, well above the overall Texas rate.
Data sources = San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sherriff’s Office
*Source: Texas Council on Family Violence: Honoring Texas Victims report 2018
Domestic and Family Violence-Related Murder RATES* in Bexar County
Rate for women = number of murders per 100,000 women in the population. Rate for total population = number of murders per 100,000 Population.
Child Abuse of Neglect Reports
In San Antonio, more than 3,000 child abuse/neglect-related calls to SAPD have occurred year after year, and more than 1000 related reports have been filed each year. The number of child abuse/neglect-related Calls saw a notable increase in 2019.
Murders of Women by Men
CCDV First Year Report
The Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence released its one-year progress report March 15, 2021, detailing challenges and accomplishments it faced in its first year. Unveiled in July 2019, the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence brought together judges, prosecutors, policymakers and leaders in the health care, law enforcement and nonprofit fields to combat an alarming spark in fatalities
CCDV Second Year Report
The Second Year Report provides an overview of the efforts made by the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence (CCDV) from October 2020 through September 2021. Each of the six committees that make up the CCDV met monthly or bi-monthly to achieve their Year 2 goals, based on the strategies identified in the City of San Antonio Comprehensive Domestic Violence Plan.