Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse

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

**National Statistics

  • 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:

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.


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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