Domestic Violence Risk Factors Info

Many anti-violence workers are familiar with the 2-page Summary of Domestic Violence Risk Factors from the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, which articulates 19 domestic violence risk factors within the categories of:

  • Suspect History
  • Access to Weapons/Firearms
  • Complainants Perception of Risk
  • Relationship History

Another resource published by the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative in November 2016, Domestic Violence Risk Assessment: Informing Safety Planning & Risk Management is a 13-page brief that includes information on commonly used tools in domestic violence risk assessment and risk assessment with vulnerable populations, best practice, predictive validity of risk assessment tools, and examples of domestic violence risk factors and related risk management strategies.