Domestic Violence Statistics in Michigan - By County, Age, Race, Gender
In a recent Michigan Incident Crime Reporting study, 90,274 incidents of domestic violence were reported; of course many were not reported.
Age of offender was most frequent in the 20-29 range with 31,044 incidents with 30-39 and 40-49 coming up next. Of these offenders, 65,460 were men, making 24,788 women charged with domestic violence. Race of "white" had the most incidents with "black" next and unknown coming in third place.
About 16,000 of the DV incidents were against children, which is quite alarming. I do not represent clients who are charged with assaulting their children; it's too close to home with two small children.
Of the other incidents, over 21,000 happened between a boyfriend and girlfriend, over 11,000 deemed to be "ex" relationships and almost 11,000 were against a spouse who the defendant is currently married to.
In terms of injuries, almost 33,000 DV incidents has no injury, and almost 31,000 had a minor injury. I have never represented a client who has caused anything more than a "minor" injury. I want to work with people who act in a manner, which the result is unexpected or simply goes one step too far, not to the level of purposely injuring someone severely where there's a major injury or near fatality.
The counties in Michigan with the most DV incidents where I practice are the following:
Genesee - 5,313
Ingham - 2,697
Jackson - 1,534
Kalamazoo - 3,270
Kent - 4,078
Macomb - 7,454
Monroe - 1,698
Washtenaw - 2,664
Wayne - 26,251
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