Domestic disputes are some of the most common calls for police service.
About 15 percent of men cohabitating with men reported victimization by a male partner.
†† Originally researchers failed to separate domestic disputes from other types of “disturbance” calls and raw percentages stretched the findings beyond what they reasonably meant (Fridell and Pate, 1997). [Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence Full Text ],[Protection Orders Full Text ] Buzawa, E., and C.
Of the 713 officers feloniously slain in the United States between 19, 33 percent (235 officers) were slain while intervening in a crime. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (2004).
Of those, 24 percent (56 officers) were slain during a domestic disturbance.
In other words, about five officers a year in the United States over that 10-year period were killed during domestic disturbance calls. It can be fun, terrible, exciting, hard — the adjectives used to describe it are endless.