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Injury - Domestic Violence

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Reported Incidents of Domestic Violence per 1,000 population by County, New Mexico, 2013

Why Is This Important?

In New Mexico, approximately 1 in 40 adults reported that they had experienced domestic partner violence in 2015; and approximately 1 in 4 (24%) adults reported experiencing domestic violence during their lifetime. According to data gathered from the New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository, 17,575 incidents were reported to law enforcement in 2015. This represented a decrease from 2014 where 18,057 incidents were reported. However, in 2016, the number of reported incidents increased to 19,746. Female domestic violence victims represented 70% of the total reported incidents in 2016. Forty-four percent of domestic violence cases reported to law enforcement resulted in injury to the victim. Approximately one in every three of cases reported (32%) had at least one child witness the domestic violence.


Number of incidents of domestic violence reported to law enforcement.

Data Source

The New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of incidents of domestic violence reported to law enforcement.
Denominator:Number of persons in the population

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The lifetime prevalence of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking victimization by an intimate partner was higher in NM than the U.S. rate for both women (37.6% vs. 37.3%, respectively) and for men (33.3% vs. 30.9%, respectively). (Source: The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010-2012 State Report)

Indicator Data Last Updated On 11/02/2016, Published on 02/17/2020
Sexual Violence Epidemiology, Office of Injury Prevention, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 S. Saint Francis Drive, Room N-1108, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. Contact Rachel Wexler by telephone at (505) 476-3302 or email to