Prevalence data and victim surveys
For the period from 2010 to 2018, there were an average of 1,610 reported cases of domestic violence in Slovenia. During the same period, the highest number of cases was 2,354 in 2010 and the least was 1,273 cases in 2017.
Slovenian police have in the period 2010 – 2019 recorded 40.989 criminal acts that were committed within family, meaning that covered relationships included: ex-spouse or intimate partner, intimate partner, stepfather/stepmother, child, stepdaughter, adopted child, adoptive parent, foster child, foster parent (guardian), relative in the same line, relative in the side line, parent, spouse. The statistics of criminal offenses are shown in the table below.
In the table, the statics for 10 most frequent criminal acts other than domestic violence are presented. To these data we added statistics of the most serious forms of crimes against life and body.
From 2015 stalking is an independent criminal act and data shows that is among the most frequent types of criminal acts (199 cases in period of 2015-2019. The graph below shows data on the gender distribution of the crime of domestic violence and data on victims and suspects for this type of crime.
Statistics of Slovenian Police about Domestic Violence
We can see that throughout the period, the vast majority of the victims are females and the suspects are males. In the period from 2010 to 2019, 96 people lost their lives in Slovenia due to crimes committed within the family, 17 people suffered grievous bodily harm, 299 suffered aggravated bodily harm and 4,777 actual bodily harm.
Age distribution of domestic violence
The majority of victims in Slovenia (in the period from 2010 to 2018) were in the age group 34-44 years old in each year. In the category of children and adolescents, the highest number of victims was in the age group 7-14 years old. Adult suspects were also most often between 34-44 years old, while the children suspects were from the age group 16-18 years old.
Number of deaths
Between 2010 and 2018, the highest number of fatalities because of domestic violence in Slovenia is 17 and were recorded in 2011. In 2015, the number of fatalities was 15, in 2016 and 2017 ten fatalities were recorded. Nine fatalities were recorded in 2010 and 2012, while eight were recorded in 2013. Seven fatalities were recorded in 2014 and 2018.