Mississippi has statewide legislation defining domestic violence and it does include same-sex romantic relationships. Since the state does not have a statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Unit, no law enforcement data are collected at the state level. The Mississippi Department of Health collects information from 14 domestic violence shelters and 8 rape crisis centers in the state using standardized forms. These data are in turn shared with the Department of Public Safety, the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Department of Health publishes statistics related to domestic violence and sexual assault in its Annual Report.
The Mississippi Attorney General's Office Crime Prevention and Victim Services Division collects information on referrals from law enforcement agencies and service providers and publishes monthly statistical reports.
The Department of Health and Attorney General's Office will share data upon request.
Violence Against Women
These forms are used by the Mississippi Department of Health:
This is the form used by the Mississippi Office of the Attorney General's Crime Victim and Victim Services Division:
This form is not a collection form but is rather an information request form used by the Coalition Against Sexual Assault: