Family Assaults
Assaults Between Intimates

FAMILY ASSAULTS
Defined: This category examines aggravated assault, simple assault, and intimidation involving victims and offenders who are related to one another, including common law (C.L.) spouses.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS
Defined as an unlawful attack by one family member upon another with the intent of inflicting serious bodily injury through the use or threatened use of dangerous weapons. Assaults with hands and feet are counted if the assaults result in serious injury. Attempts to assault are also counted, since it is not necessary that injury result whenever a dangerous weapon is employed.

SIMPLE ASSAULT BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS
Defined as an unlawful attack by one family member upon another, not involving the use of a dangerous weapon, and not resulting in any serious or aggravated injury.

INTIMIDATION BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS
Defined as one family member unlawfully placing another family member in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the family member to actual physical attack. “Stalking” can be intimidation if the victim feels a threat of bodily harm. Such threats can be made in person, by telephone, in writing, etc.

Source:
SC State Law Enforcement Division
SC Incident Based Reporting System (UCR)
2/8/05

Family Assaults (Excel Format by County)




ASSAULTS BETWEEN INTIMATES
Defined: Aggravated Assaults, Simple Assaults, or Intimidation, which involve a husband, wife, common-law (C.L.) husband, common-law wife, ex-husband, ex-wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BETWEEN INTIMATES
Defined as an unlawful attack by one intimate partner upon another with the intent of inflicting serious bodily injury through the use or threatened use of dangerous weapons. Assaults with hands and feet are counted if the assaults result in serious injury. Attempts to assault are also counted, since it is not necessary that injury result whenever a dangerous weapon is employed.

SIMPLE ASSAULT BETWEEN INTIMATES
Defined as an unlawful attack by one intimate partner upon another, not involving the use of a dangerous weapon, and not resulting in any serious or aggravated injury.

INTIMIDATION BETWEEN INTIMATES
Defined as one intimate partner unlawfully placing the other intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the other to actual physical attack. “Stalking” can be intimidation if the victim feels a threat of bodily harm. Such threats can be made in person, by telephone, in writing, etc.

Source:
SC State Law Enforcement Division
SC Incident Based Reporting System (UCR)
2/8/05

Assaults Between Intimates (Excel Format by County)




Family Assaults Defined (Word Document)
Assaults Between Intimates Defined (Word Document)