The State of Domestic Violence

Updated Research Reveals State of Domestic Violence in Douglas County

Five years after the initial launch of our research report, State of Domestic Violence in Douglas County, we are now releasing an updated version of the data.

In collaboration with local law enforcement, service providers and other criminal legal system partners, we continue to work closely with survivor leaders to determine next steps on creating communities that are free from gender-based violence.

Since offenders of domestic violence are held accountable primarily through the criminal legal system, the report mainly focuses on that system with data extending now from 2015 through 2022. Data from local agencies who provide services to victims is also featured focusing on victim safety.  A special thanks to HTI Labs for their contributions in conducting data analysis.

Key data highlights from the report include:

  • Domestic violence-related 911 calls have increased slightly since 2020 with an average of about 51 calls per day.
  • Around half of all victims and offenders of domestic violence are 34 years old and younger.
  • The percent of domestic violence-incidents between former dating partners continues to increase in Omaha (from 27.6% in 2015 to now 40.9% in 2022), which illustrates that violence against victims does not end just because a relationship ends.
  • Protection orders being denied outright has decreased from 16.9% in 2016 to just 3.2% in 2022.
  • More than 4,000 victims are served each year by local service programs with more than double that amount of crisis calls.

The full report and more information about the Women’s Fund is available online.