Domestic violence is typically a pattern of coercive behaviors used
by an individual to gain or maintain power and control over another
individual in the context of an intimate, dating, or familial
Forms of domestic violence may be criminal (e.g. physical assault or stalking) or not (e.g. verbal abuse or financial control).
To report a crime, call the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131 or, for emergencies, please call 911.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of domestic violence, and you want to talk about options and resources available, call the 24-hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline at 703-360-7273.
The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) has released its 2012 Annual Report. The report reveals the findings and recommendations from the DVFRT's review of 2009 domestic violence-related homicides in Fairfax County. Highlights of the report include:
Download the DVFRT 2012 Annual Report.