Domestic Abuse Arrests, Criminal Charges, and Repeat Victimization
Effects relative to baseline rate
The figure is a column chart titled “Domestic Abuse Arrests, Criminal Charges, and Repeat Victimization.”
Arrests are associated with a 51 percent decline in repeat emergency calls relative to the mean call rate for compliers (96 percent). Criminal charges are associated with a 40 percent reduction in violent recidivism relative to a mean rate of about 13 percent.
Mean repeat call rate is about 96%, and the mean violent recidivism rate is about 13%.
Source:Researchers' calculations from NBER Working Papers 30855 (left bar) and 30884 (right bar)