National Domestic Violence Hotline
In 2018, the National Domestic Violence Hotline documented 1,161 contacts from Mississippi. The state ranks 35th in terms of contact volume to The Hotline. The Hotline provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, and Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) education for these contacts. The information provided below is based on the hotline’s contacts documented January to December 2018. Contact documented refers to the calls and online chats where a location was self-disclosed by the caller or chatter.

What Victims Are Experiencing
  • Emotional/ Verbal Abuse        97%
  • Physical Abuse                       75%
  • Economic/Financial Abuse    27%
  • Digital Abuse                         17%
  • Sexual Abuse                        12%
Victim Requested Services
  • Domestic Violence Shelter                 38.3%
  • Legal Advocacy                                  26.7%
  • Individual Professional Counseling    20.7%
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups    11.6%
  • Legal Representation                         6.8%
  • Protective/Restraining Orders            8.4%
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Legal Notice
This website is intended to provide general information only and is not to be considered legal advice in any manner. If you, a friend, or a family member are experiencing a crime of domestic violence, it is imperative that you contact the authorities and also seek legal advice through an attorney who will be able to represent your interests regarding the legal issues contained herein.

Domestic violence is a crime that not only impacts women. Men can be victims of violence at the hands of women. Violence also occurs between individuals of the same gender. However, for ease of written conversation on this website, the batterer will be referred to as “he” and the victim as “she.”
This publication is funded in whole or part through support from the Award #VAWA 2019-DW-AX-0013, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U. S. Department of Justice from the Violence Against Women Act grant.

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