Fresno County Domestic Violence Data
Although the dynamics of power and control are a constant in domestic violence relationships, how it manifests in our communities evolves. We know that most domestic violence goes unreported. However, greater awareness creates greater access to support, thus shifting our minds on who domestic violence affects and how. In order to prevent and end domestic violence, communities need to stay ahead of trends about what triggers lead up to a violent incident, what is taking place during an act of violence and what happens following an act of violence to all involved.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of population level data for Fresno County. Currently, the only way to evaluate local impact (without duplication of events) is to examine law enforcement calls. Currently, of the ten largest counties in the State of California, Fresno has the highest per capita calls to law enforcement for domestic violence, according to the California Department of Justice. In 2023, Fresno County law enforcement leadership, in partnership with the Marjaree Mason Center, launched a Domestic Violence data dashboard to capture, evaluate and analyze the domestic violence calls to law enforcement happening in our community. The goal of this project is to be able to better identify trends occurring in our community so that we can strengthen outreach and prevention efforts and to provide enhanced communication about alternative solutions to violence.
About the data: All data is exported quarterly and supplied directly from Fresno County Sheriff's Office, City of Fresno Police Department, Clovis Police Department and Fresno State Police Department to the Marjaree Mason Center. Homicide data is also supplied by the Fresno County District Attorney's Office. Data is anonymized and does not reflect unique counts of individuals.
The data dashboard is intended to be interactive and allow for the user to review a subset of the population if desired.
Updates: Updates will occur quarterly, one month following the end of each quarter.
Additions: In the future, additional information will be shared as available.