Occurs when a partner in an intimate relationship attempts to control the behavior and actions of the other person. Domestic abuse can take psychological and physical forms. Domestic violence is categorized by the use of physical violence to achieve this end. Partners may be married, heterosexual, gay, lesbian, living together, separated or dating.
Signs of an Abusive Relationship
- Avoiding certain topics out of fear of angering your partner
- A feeling of not being able to do anything right for your partner
- The belief that you deserve to be mistreated or hurt.
- The feeling of being emotionally numb or helpless
- A fear or anxiety about pleasing your partner
- Frequent harassing phone calls from your partner.
- Checking in with their partner to report where you are or what you are doing
- Agreeing with everything your partner says and does.
*New Mexico Statistics
- In 2009, law enforcement reported 20,050 domestic abuse incidents.
- Number of victim’s gender identified: 18,734
- Number of male victims 5,565 (30%)
- Number of female victims 13,169 (70%)
- Number of abuse victims served by service providers 8.657
- Number of law enforcement reports documenting alcohol/drug use status 15,589
- Number of law enforcement incidents involving alcohol/drug use 5,931 (38%)
* Source: Domestic Violence Trends in New Mexico, 2005-2009
- Every nine seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
- Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually
- Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own wives as sons of nonviolent parents.
** Source: http://domesticviolencestatistics.org
A Message from District Attorney Lemuel L. Martinez
Domestic Violence is a social issue that affects individuals from all aspects of life. It is the responsibility of every one of us to come together within our communities and join the fight against domestic violence. In order to address this critical issue the13th Judicial District Attorney’s office has organized Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRT) within each county. CCRT is a collaborative effort between the District Attorney’s office, law enforcement agencies, and the community in the prevention of domestic violence. The program’s goal is to provide community education, training to prosecutors and law enforcement, and aid in emergency intervention services for victims. Meetings are held on a monthly basis with guest speakers covering different topics each month on issues related to domestic violence. In addition the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s office has created a Domestic Violence Unit with the help of a STOP Grant awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The unit consists of attorneys, victim advocates and investigators who specialize in the prosecution of domestic violence cases. It is the hope of our office that through awareness and training we can make a difference within our community and win the fight against domestic violence.
|Cibola County Law Enforcement:|
|Cibola County Sheriff Office||(505) 876-2040|
|Acoma Pueblo Police Department||(505) 552-6601|
|Grants Police Department||(505) 287-5144|
|Laguna Pueblo Police Department||(505) 552-6685|
|Milan Police Department||(505) 287-4491|
|Pine Hill – Ramah Navajo Police Department||(505) 775-3226|
|New Mexico State Police||(505) 287-4377|
|Sandoval County Law Enforcement:|
|Sandoval County Sheriff Office||(505) 867-7526|
|Bernalillo Police Department||(505) 867-2304|
|Cochiti Pueblo Police Department||(505) 465-3136|
|Corrales Police Department||(505) 898-7585|
|Cuba Police Department||(505) 289-9157|
|Jemez Pueblo Police Department||(575) 834-0468|
|Jemez Springs Police Department||(575) 829-3345|
|Kewa Pueblo - B.I.A. Police||(505) 346-2868/2869|
|Rio Rancho Police Department||(505) 891-5900|
|Sandia Pueblo Police Department||(505) 890-1428|
|San Felipe Pueblo – B.I.A. Police||(505) 346-2868/2869|
|Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department||(505) 891-7226|
|San Ysidro Police Department||(575) 834-7581|
|New Mexico State Police||(505) 841-9256|
|Valencia County Law Enforcement:|
|Valencia County Sheriff Department||(505) 865-9603|
|Belen Police Department||(505) 864-6288|
|Bosque Farms Police Department||(505) 869-2358|
|Isleta Pueblo Police Department||(505) 869-6511|
|Los Lunas Police Department||(505) 865-9130|
|New Mexico State Police||(505) 841-9256|
|New Mexico State Law Enforcement:|
|New Mexico State Police||(505) 827-9300|