Definition: Number of domestic violence-related calls for assistance (e.g., in 2018, there were 166,890 domestic violence calls for assistance in California).
Data Source: California Dept. of Justice Criminal Justice Statistics Center, Domestic Violence-Related Calls for Assistance (Jul. 2019); California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections (May 2019).
Footnote: "Domestic violence" and "abuse" are defined according to California Penal Code 13700; visit the Department of Justice for additional information. The number of calls across cities may not sum to county totals, as county-level data include reports from sheriff's departments, college campuses, California Highway Patrol, Department of Parks and Recreation, Union Pacific Railroad, and BART. City-level data are not available as rates. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 domestic violence-related calls for assistance. N/A means that data are not available.