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.