Palm Beach County Statistics

South Florida Domestic Violence Statistics

According to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), 105,668 crimes of domestic violence were reported to Florida law enforcement agencies in 2016. However, domestic violence is often not reported, so this number is likely much larger.

The Need in Our Community

The following statistics account for fiscal year 2015-2016, according to FCADV:

  • 600,621 nights of emergency shelter were provided to 16,362 survivors of domestic violence and their children in Florida’s certified domestic violence centers.
  • 113,907 tailored safety plans were created by advocates.
  • 412,454 hours of advocacy and counseling services were provided.
  • 122,999 domestic violence hotline calls were received from those seeking emergency services, safety planning assistance and other information.

What We're Doing to Help

With the need for help in our state being so large, programs like ours are important. We are dedicated to creating safer, more productive lives for infants, children, young adults, and families. Through our comprehensive programs, we are working toward preventing new cases of violence and protecting victims of child abuse and domestic violence.