Factors Associated With Women’s Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence in Spain

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Title: Factors Associated With Women’s Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence in Spain
Authors: Sanz, Belén | Otero, Laura | Vives-Cases, Carmen
Research Group/s: Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Intimate partner violence | Police report | Battered women | Spain
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2016. doi:10.1177/0886260515625512
Abstract: In Spain, in 2013, the 20% of women who were murdered by their partner had reported him previously. We analyze the 2011 Spanish-Macrosurvey on Gender Violence to identify and analyze the prevalence of and the principal factors associated with reporting a situation of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the main reasons women cite for not filing such reports, or for subsequently deciding to withdraw their complaint. Overall, 72.8% of women exposed to IPV did not report their aggressor. The most frequent reasons for not reporting were not giving importance to the situation (33.9%), and fear and lack of trust in the reporting process (21.3%). The main reasons for withdrawing the complaint were cessation of the violence (20.0%), and fear and threats (18.2%). The probability of reporting increased among women with young children who were abused, prevalence ratio (95% confidence interval [CI]): 2.14 [1.54, 2.98], and those whose mother was abused, prevalence ratio (95% CI): 2.25 [1.42, 3.57]. Always focusing on the need to protect women who report abuse, it is necessary to promote the availability of and access to legal resources especially among women who use them less: women who do not have children and women who do not have previous family exposure to violence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/52642
ISSN: 0886-2605 (Print) | 1552-6518 (Online)
DOI: 10.1177/0886260515625512
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © The Author(s) 2016
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260515625512
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