News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
LOCAL PARTICIPATION STATS:
PARTICIPATING CLACKAMAS COUNTY AGENCIES:
- Canby Police Department
- Clackamas County Community Corrections
- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
- Clackamas County Communications (C-COM)
- Gladstone Police Department
- Happy Valley Police Department
- Milwaukie Police Department
- Molalla Police Department
- Oregon City Police Department
- West Linn Police Department
- Wilsonville Police Department
- Local federal partner: U.S. Marshals Service, Portland District
CLACKAMAS COUNTY RESULTS:
- 531 warrant attempts
- 22 arrests; at this writing 22 Clackamas County warrants served
- 56 local law-enforcement members participating
On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 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 22 arrest warrant service attempts.
By 10 p.m. Thursday, this massive enforcement effort resulted in the arrests of 22 men and women brought to the Clackamas County Jail on existing arrest warrants. A PDF of Clackamas County mugshots and arrest charges from yesterday's DV sweep is linked above (These figures may be updated as more agencies report in).
Local agencies that participated in Clackamas County included police departments from Canby, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, West Linn and Wilsonville, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service and Clackamas County Community Corrections.
Nationwide, the 15th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included over 350 county sheriffs' offices, police departments, probation departments, and community agencies from 40 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 Clackamas County Commissioner Sonya Fischer and guest speaker Maggie Sheldon.
- More information on DVERT
- More information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- SWEEP invite sent to law-enforcement agencies across the country earlier this year
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATS
According to a 2010 report from the CDC:
- 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).
- According to the 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.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office