WCA Statistics

In 2017:

  • Master-level Clinicians provided 2,814 counseling sessions to 354 new adult clients and 102 new child clients.
  • Court Advocate staff and volunteers attended 1,360 full hearings at the Ada County courthouse last year and assisted with 1,175 of the 1,399 civil protection order applications (84%) filed in Ada County Court.
  • Client Advocates answered 2,177 calls to our two 24-hour hotlines.
  • 156 women and children stayed in our shelter, for a total of 10,927 safe bed nights.
  • Case Managers held 1,188 sessions and worked with 199 new clients.
  • Life Skills Classes. In 2016, 203 individuals attended 46 group sessions to learn more about diverse skills ranging from resume writing to preparing healthy meals.
  • Financial Education. In 2016, 274 individuals participated in the Treasure Valley Economic Program (TVEAP) with a graduation rate of 88%.

Ada County Statistics

As reported by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Boise Police Department, Garden City Police Department and Meridian Police Department and Ada County Paramedics. 

  • There were 5,242 911 calls related to domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse in 2017 (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2018).
  • In 2017, there were 3,629 calls for service related to domestic abuse including domestic battery report, domestic violence-threat, and domestic dispute (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2017).
  • In 2017, there were 1,051 911 calls for service related to sexual assault including lewd conduct, rape and sexual assault (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2018).
  • There were 562 calls for service related to child abuse in Ada County in 2017 (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2018).  
  • First Responders from the Ada County Paramedics respond to a battery call at least once every single day; with an average of three or more battery calls involving strangulation each week (Ada County Paramedics, 2016)

Idaho Statistics

  • On a single day in Idaho, 559 victims of domestic violence and their children sought safety and services from community-based domestic violence programs (NNEDV National Census, 2016).
  • In 2016, there were 10 domestic violence related fatalities in Idaho. (Idaho Coalition Fact Sheet, 2017)
  • As of August 29, 2017 there have been 15 domestic violence related fatalities.(Idaho Coalition, 2017)
  • In 2016, the Idaho State Police reported 6,084 incidents of violence between spouses, ex-spouses, and those in dating relationships. (Idaho Coalition Fact Sheet, 2017).

National Statistics

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (CDC, 2010). 
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (CDC, 2010).
  • Nearly half of both women and men in the U.S. have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (CDC, 2010).
  • 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner (Love is Respect).
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old (NSVRC).
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped in their lifetime (CDC 2010)

For More Information Visit:

Ada County Sheriff — 2016 Calls for Service Report
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence 2017 Fact Sheet
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Intimate Partner Violence
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Love Is Respect
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)