UPDATED w/ NATIONAL STATS: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office launches 12th National Family Violence Apprehension Detail (Photo)

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
October 23, 2014, 2:39 p.m.

 

Media and Interested Parties

 

National stats are now in for the Wednesday, Oct. 22 domestic-violence warrant sweep:

  • The 12th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included approximately 220 county sheriffs' offices, police departments, probation departments, and community agencies from 26 states.
  • Nearly 1,150 law enforcement members participated nationwide.
  • Over 3500 warrant service attempts were made.
  • 919 arrest warrants were served.

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Photos:
Collage of local law-enforcement participants at Oct. 22 briefing
Sheriff Roberts addresses local DV Sweep participants at Oct. 22 briefing

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 -- PRELIMINARY LOCAL DV-SWEEP STATS

LOCAL PARTICIPATION STATS:

PARTICIPATING CLACKAMAS COUNTY AGENCIES:

  • Canby Police Department
  • Clackamas County Community Corrections
  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • Gladstone Police Department
  • Lake Oswego Police Department
  • Oregon City Police Department
  • West Linn Police Department
  • Local state and federal partners include the Oregon State Police, ATF and the U.S. Marshals Service, Portland District.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY RESULTS:

  • 205 warrant attempts
  • 24 arrests, 14 walk-ins (38 bookings total)
  • 54 law enforcement members participating

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) worked with agencies throughout Oregon -- as well as agencies across the country -- to arrest persons with outstanding family-violence warrants. Locally, they conducted a total of 205 arrest warrant service attempts.

By 10 p.m. Wednesday, this massive enforcement effort resulted in the arrests of 38 men and women in Clackamas County with existing family-violence-related arrest warrants. (24 were arrested by authorities; 14 turned themselves in. These figures may be updated as more agencies report in.) Arrestees have been booked in the Clackamas and Multnomah County Jails.

Local agencies that participated in Clackamas County included police departments from Canby, Lake Oswego, Gladstone, Oregon City, and West Linn, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service and Clackamas County Community Corrections.

The 12th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included approximately 220 county sheriffs' offices, police departments, probation departments, and community agencies from 26 states. All agencies served outstanding arrest warrants -- with charges ranging from harassment to murder.

This collaborative effort, commonly known as the SWEEP, helps raise awareness of the problem of family and domestic violence in our communities. It also demonstrates to offenders that they will be held accountable for their violence.

In a pre-SWEEP briefing at the Public Safety Training Center, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts spoke to law-enforcement personnel and the media, along with Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon and Jessica, a woman who shared her powerful story of escaping an abusive relationship.

For more information on DVERT, click here.

For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month, click here.

To see the SWEEP invite sent to law-enforcement agencies across the country earlier this year, click here.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATS

According to a 2010 report from the CDC:
http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_executive_summary-a.pdf

  • More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Among victims of intimate partner violence, more than 1 in 3 women experienced multiple forms of rape, stalking, or physical violence; 92.1% of male victims experienced physical violence alone, and 6.3% experienced physical violence and stalking.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 women in the United States (9.4%) has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime, and an estimated 16.9% of women and 8.0% of men have experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.
  • About 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (e.g., hit with a fist or something hard, beaten, slammed against something) at some point in their lifetime.
  • An estimated 10.7% of women and 2.1% of men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).
  • Most female and male victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (69% of female victims; 53% of male victims) experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before 25 years of age.
  • Nearly 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and reported at least one impact related to experiencing these or other forms of violent behavior in the relationship (e.g., being fearful, concerned for safety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, need for health care, injury, contacting a crisis hotline, need for housing services, need for victim's advocate services, need for legal services, missed at least one day of work or school).

Other information:

  • According to Bureau of Justice statistics, on average, more than 3 women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.
  • In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds that women experience 2 million injuries from intimate partner violence each year. Also, nearly 1 in 4 women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse of boyfriend at some point in her life.
  • A 2007 study states that 15.5 million children in the United States live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year, and 7 million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred.
  • Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, and engage in teenage prostitution.
  • According to the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services, a survey of more than 85,000 Oregon women showed that 1 in 10 women experienced intimate-partner violence in the five years preceding the survey. Also, the estimated costs of intimate partner violence in Oregon exceed $50 million each year.

EARLIER:

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Join local law enforcement on nationwide domestic-violence warrant sweep this week

Posted: October 20, 2014 ,11:56 a.m.

IMPORTANT -- EMBARGO NOTICE: In an effort to keep wanted persons from being tipped off about our apprehension detail, we ask that media outlets not disseminate this information until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, law-enforcement partners across the country will join forces for the 12th-annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail -- also known as the "DV Warrant Sweep."

The SWEEP is a day-long event, in which agencies across the United States attempt to serve outstanding family-violence warrants.

Last year's SWEEP was a big success:

  • More than 247 law enforcement organizations in 23 states participated.
  • 3,522 Nationwide Attempts to Serve Arrest Warrants
  • 842 Arrests
  • 749 Law Enforcement Members Participated

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) founded the SWEEP 12 years ago under the supervision of then-Detective Craig Roberts.

Now-Sheriff Craig Roberts will kick off the local briefing Wednesday (Oct. 22) for the 12th annual SWEEP.

Wednesday's local detail will include the following Clackamas County law-enforcement agencies:

  • Canby Police Department
  • Clackamas County Community Corrections
  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • Gladstone Police Department
  • Lake Oswego Police Department
  • Oregon City Police Department
  • West Linn Police Department

Local state and federal partners include the Oregon State Police, ATF and the U.S. Marshals Service, Portland District.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Local media are invited to ride along with law-enforcement partners during the SWEEP.

Interested reporters can join us at the 2 p.m. briefing, held Oct. 22 at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Avenue, Clackamas). During the briefing, Sheriff Roberts will address the participating agencies. The participating members will also hear from two guest speakers who will underscore the importance of the day's mission.

Media can arrange (with advance notice) to ride along with participating agencies. Contact PIO Sgt. Nathan Thompson for details.

Thank you for you interest and support.

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Contact Info:
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office/Wilsonville Police

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