Three patterns of domestic violence in households: single victimization, repeat victimization, and co-occurring victimization

 
 
Author(s)Goodlin, Wendi, and Dunn, Christopher
Title Three patterns of domestic violence in households: single victimization, repeat victimization, and co-occurring victimization
Source Journal of Family Violence, Feb 2010, 25 Issue 2, p107-122
Date 2010
Document type Journal article
Coverage USA
Summary This study used data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (1992-2004) to analyse the effects of several independent variables from different domains on the three victimisation patterns within households. The results showed that one-time victimisation in the household by family members occurred in 80 percent of households whereas repeat victimisation occurred in 15 percent of households. The study also found that the co-occurrence of family violence in households was 5 per cent, which was considerably lower than previous research. A number of demographic variables were considered in this study that used a longitudinal dataset and it was found that victims with less than a high school education had a higher risk of living in multiple occurrence and co-occurrence households. Respondents victimised by ex-spouses, parents/step-parents, siblings and other relatives were consistently significant in all of the models. It is suggested that this study be used as a stimulus and guide for future research.
Keywords Domestic violence; family violence; repeat victimisation; offender relationship
Topic Domestic violence