Demographics Of Domestic Violence In Colorado — 2001

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The fiscal year 2001 statistics for the Colorado courts for domestic violence charges, with associated mandatory restraining orders, are given in Table 32, with a total of 15,225, and civil restraining orders are tabulated in Table 30, totalling 12,467, for a combined total of 27,692, up over 1,800 (7%) from the previous year. These tables are compiled by the State Court Administrator's Office and are available from the Colorado State Court Web site and are combined and presented here in Table 43.


 
    Table 43: Number of restraining orders, domestic violence cases, and divorce rate in the State of Colorado in fiscal 2001 by judicial district and county.

Judicial district

Colorado Counties

2001

Census

Restraining

orders

Domestic

violence 1

Restraining

orders % 2

Percent of

population

Orders per

10,000 people

Divorces

per 10,000 3

1998

1999

2000

2001

First

Gilpin and Jefferson

535,789

total

1,552

1,188

9.9%

13.9%

44

43

44

51

60

Second

Denver (not included in totals)

554,446

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

56

Third

Huerfano and Las Animas

23,186

total

135

140

1.0%

0.6%

82

124

127

119

63

Fourth

El Paso and Teller

554,853

total

2,249

3,459

20.8%

14.4%

140

114

107

103

72

Fifth

Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Summit

84,371

total

158

412

2.1%

2.2%

27

75

66

68

42

Sixth

Archuleta, La Plata, and San Juan

56,402

total

250

305

2.0%

1.5%

56

83

86

98

56

Seventh

Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale,

Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel

88,573

total

550

312

3.1%

2.3%

108

89

95

97

64

Eighth

Jackson and Larimer

261,061

total

507

978

5.4%

6.8%

42

38

42

57

54

Ninth

Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco

66,276

total

202

361

2.0%

1.7%

68

76

78

85

64

Tenth

Pueblo

144,955

852

984

6.6%

3.8%

56

92

121

127

61

Eleventh

Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Park

83,002

total

274

367

2.3%

2.2%

51

82

69

77

60

Twelfth

Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla,

Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache

46,223

total

211

271

1.7%

1.2%

80

113

131

104

64

Thirteenth

Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips,

Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma

78,137

total

208

274

1.7%

2.0%

61

61

64

62

56

Fourteenth

Grand, Moffat, and Routt

46,120

total

103

183

1.0%

1.2%

44

45

45

62

62

Fifteenth

Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers

22,442

total

61

111

0.6%

0.6%

84

80

79

77

67

Sixteenth

Bent, Crowley, and Otero

31,289

total

225

294

1.9%

0.8%

93

131

136

163

72

Seventeenth

Adams

374,891

1,242

1,206

8.8%

9.7%

53

67

62

65

53

Eighteenth

Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln

727,910

total

2,229

1,581

13.8%

18.8%

N/A

46

49

52

54

Nineteenth

Weld

194,949

556

1,197

6.3%

5.1%

97

88

101

90

51

Twentieth

Boulder

297,686

538

859

5%

7.7%

25

48

51

47

52

Twenty first

Mesa

119,281

267

615

3.2%

3.1%

75

62

69

74

78

Twenty second

Dolores and Montezuma

25,872

total

98

128

0.8%

0.7%

54

55

65

87

70

Totals (minus Denver)

3,863,268

12,467

15,225

 

Av 62

M 67

SD28

Av 67

M 77

SD27

Av 69

M 80

SD30

Av 72

M 84

SD29

Av 59

M 61

SD 8

County populations: U.S. Census Bureau

Restraining orders and divorces: Colorado State Court Tables 16, 30, & 32.

Notes:

1. A restraining order is mandated by law C.R.S. § 18-1-1001.

2. Average is from the sum of civil and criminal restraining orders (27,692)

divided by the state population minus Denver City and County.

3. Divorces includes all dissolutions, legal separations, and invalid marriage.

Av —Statewide average

M —Mean of judicial districts

SD — Standard deviation of

judicial districts

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The mean number of civil and criminal restraining orders for 2001 is 72 per 10,000 residents for twenty-one of the twenty-two Colorado judicial districts with a standard deviation of 29 (Table 43).

In terms of the rate of restraining orders, the Third, Fourth, Tenth, Twelfth, and Sixteenth judicial districts lead the state for the year 2001 with 119, 103, 127, 104, and 163 restraining orders per 10,000 citizens respectively.


 

Comparison of domestic violence and abuse with other misdemeanors in 2001

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Table 44 is a continuing attempt to see where and whether restraining orders and domestic violence correlate with other societal problems. The implicit assumption in Table 44 is that domestic violence is associated with other social problems such as alcoholism, drug use, etc. For example, underage alcohol abuse and drug use would be associated with abusive or broken homes, and that Joe Six Pack likely gets into other kinds of trouble, e.g., bar brawls, for which he is arrested as well.


 
    Table 44: Selected misdemeanor filings in the Colorado courts for 2001. Number of filings per 10,000 citizens.

Judicial district

Colorado Counties

2001

Census

Domestic

Violence

Underage

Alcohol

Offenses

Drugs

Offense

Against

Persons

Offense

Against

Property

Fraud

First

Gilpin and Jefferson

535,789

total

22

11

12

14

8

5

Second

Denver (not included in totals)

554,446

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Third

Huerfano and Las Animas

23,186

total

60

95

27

50

55

0

Fourth

El Paso and Teller

554,853

total

62

23

28

25

13

5

Fifth

Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Summit

84,371

total

49

53

34

31

28

5

Sixth

Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan

56,402

total

54

31

37

24

10

1

Seventh

Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale,

Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel

88,573

total

35

31

35

20

12

6

Eighth

Jackson and Larimer

261,061

total

38

50

25

25

16

2

Ninth

Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco

66,276

total

55

50

19

22

17

2

Tenth

Pueblo

144,955

68

22

9

21

12

7

Eleventh

Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Park

83,002

total

44

35

21

27

13

36

Twelfth

Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla,

Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache

46,223

total

59

31

44

37

24

32

Thirteenth

Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma

78,137

total

35

34

28

18

7

13

Fourteenth

Grand, Moffat, and Routt

46,120

total

40

76

52

32

18

9

Fifteenth

Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers

22,442

total

50

70

23

12

11

77

Sixteenth

Bent, Crowley, and Otero

31,289

total

94

86

25

42

25

2

Seventeenth

Adams

374,891

32

6

7

12

4

0

Eighteenth

Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln

727,910

total

22

27

14

10

10

0

Nineteenth

Weld

194,949

61

26

15

19

12

6

Twentieth

Boulder

297,686

29

60

18

24

23

1

Twenty first

Mesa

119,281

52

28

53

30

18

2

Twenty second

Dolores and Montezuma

25,872

total

50

34

18

37

21

8

Statewide average (minus Denver)

Mean of 21 judicial districts

Std. deviation of 21 judicial districts

Av 39

M 48

SD 17

Av 29

M 42

SD 24

Av 20

M 26

SD 13

Av 19

M 25

SD 10

Av 13

M 17

SD 11

Av 5

M 10

SD 18

County populations: U.S. Census Bureau

Misdemeanors: Colorado State Court Table 32

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