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|Domestic Violence Legislation:||Yes (Section 28.323)|
|Additional IBR Elements:||Yes|
|Law Enforcement DV System:||Incident-Based/Summary|
|Service Provider DV System:||Incident-Based|
|Service Provider SA System:||Incident-Based|
Nebraska does have legislation that defines domestic violence, including violence between same-sex partners. The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice collects crime statistics from the law enforcement agencies in the state. Nebraska is NIBRS-certified, with additional data elements being collected. These include additional data values:
and additional data elements:
- Offenses: Gas from self-service station and minor in possession
- Location types: Farm building and sidewalk/driveway/yard
- Weapon type: Semi-automatic
- Property descriptions: Grain/hay/feed and herbicides/insecticides
- Victim type: Law enforcement officer
- Relationship of victim to offender: Ex-boy/girlfriend
Drug type and criminal activity data elements are also included in the Arrestee segment.
- Geocode (in Administrative segment)
- Felony (in Offense and Arrestee segments)
- State Statute Number (in Arrestee segment)
Agencies that do not report incident-based data complete Offense/Activity Reports, submitted monthly. On these forms, domestic violence incidents are noted with a 'D' added to the offense code. No incident-level information is recorded. Currently, roughly 60 of the 164 law enforcement agencies submit incident-based data. In addition to collecting law enforcement data, the Commission also conducts statewide surveys. Last conducted in 1997, these surveys focused on public attitudes toward various criminal justice issues rather than criminal victimization. Nebraska also recently passed legislation on firearm restrictions to include individuals convicted of any domestic violence misdemeanors or who are a respondent on a protection order.
The Commission's Information Services Division maintains the state's domestic violence and sexual assault service provider system and protection order database. The service provider database includes summary information on the number of clients and services provided, as received from the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. The Nebraska State Police maintains the state repository of criminal history records and fingerprints. The Nebraska Judicial Branch maintains the state protection order registry, which is accessible to all law enforcement agencies in the state. The State Police oversees the Foreign Protection Order Registry.
The Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition collects client and event information on a standardized form monthly from local programs that the Coalition funds. The information is included in the Coalition's annual report.
Improving Communities' Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
The project, a collaboration between the Attorney General's Office, State Patrol, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, uses law enforcement statistics and victim impact panels to develop regional training for local agencies. The project also determines the compliance of local agencies with state domestic violence statutory requirements and provides assistance to domestic violence and sexual assault response teams.
General Crime Statistics
- Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition. (Annual). Annual statistical report.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence. (2008). Domestic violence counts 07: Executive summary for Nebraska.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence. (2007). Domestic violence counts: Executive summary for Nebraska.
- Smith, B. E., Davis, R., Nickles, L. B., and Davies, H. J. (2001). Evaluation of efforts to implement no-drop policies: Two central values in conflict. NCJ 187772. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
- Dunford, F. W., Huizinga, D., and Elliott, D. S. (1990). The role of arrest in domestic assault: The Omaha police experiment. Criminology, 28(2), 183 - 206.
- Dunford, F. W., Huizinga, D., and Elliott, D. S. (1989). The Omaha Domestic Violence Experiment. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. NCJ 119528.
Sample Data Collection Forms
The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice collects these reports from agencies reporting summary crime statistics:
The Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition collects information on every client:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) Detailed State Tables.
- Piquero, A. R., Brame, R., Fagan, J., and Moffitt, T. E. (2007). Offender characteristics, offense mix, and escalation in domestic violence in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Miami-Dade, Florida, Omaha, Nebraska, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1987-1989. NACJD Study 4454.
- Dunford, F. W., Huizinga, D., and Elliott, D. S. (1994). Domestic violence experience in Omaha, Nebraska, 1986-1987. NACJD Study No. 9481.
- Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition (Annual). Annual Statistical Report.
Links to State Agencies and Resources