Sociodemographic and Incident Variables as Predictors of Victim Injury From Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From Police Reports

Marie E. Karlsson, Kathryn Reid Quiñones, Cristina M. López, Arthur R. Andrews, Megan M. Wallace, Alyssa Rheingold

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Abstract

Predictors of victim injury from intimate partner violence (IPV) were investigated using 1,292 police reports collected in South Carolina in 2009/2010. All cases were opposite sex adults. Results from bivariate statistics showed that IPV cases with (n = 649) and without visible injuries (n = 643) differed on victim gender, victim race, type of relationship, and perpetrator’s alcohol use. Results from a logistic regression analysis predicting victim injury showed higher odds ratios for males, Whites, and couples identified as cohabitants. Although most victims, including most injured victims, were Black women, males and Whites were overrepresented in the injured group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1413-1432
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

Keywords

  • gender
  • intimate partner violence
  • physical violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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