Rate of petitions granted for relief from domestic abuse per 1,000 residents
Story Behind the Curve
This indicator remains relatively constant. This information is provided by the Court Admininstrators Office and is considered a reliable data source. Population for analysis taken from Vermont Department of Health 2016 estimates.
An analysis would need to be undertaken of the Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire court systems to determine a Northern New England benchmark for this measure to ensure an accurate coparison. DPS will continue discussion on how best to accomplish this.