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Victim Resources

"The mission of the St. Anthony Police Department is to provide a safe, secure environment, and enhance the quality of life in the City of St. Anthony...". This is the opening statement of the Mission of the St. Anthony Police Department. We aim to hold offenders accountable for their criminal conduct and provide resources and assistance to their victims.

Domestic Violence

Common Signs of Abusive Behavior

  • Acting excessively jealous and possessive

  • Control where you go, what you do, or who you talk to

  • Limit access to friends, family, money, phone, internet, or car

  • Threats of humiliation or physical harm

  • Criticize or ignore your opinions or accomplishments

  • Threaten to take children away or harm them

  • Force you to have sex or perform related acts

  • Bad temper or unpredictable behavior

  • Blame you for their behavior and mistakes

These are just a few of the most common signs of abusive behavior

Cycle of Violence

Tips For Witnesses

What can you do if you witness domestic violence?

  • Keep your own safety in mind

  • Gather a group of people (safety in numbers) and verbally or physically intervene

  • Contact the authorities and document (record) the incident

  • If you choose not to intervene or cannot safely, gather as much info as possible, for example, physical description, events that transpired, words that were said, location of incident, description of vehicle and license plate, direction of travel.

  • If you can, contact the victim safely and privately and ask "are you okay" and assure them that it is not their fault and they should seek assistance.

The Facts

The state of Idaho takes Domestic Violence seriously. Idaho Code 19-5306 outlines the rights of victims during investigation, prosecution, and disposition of the crime. Victims are encouraged to review these rights and become familiar with them.

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner

  • 45% of female and 29% of male rape victims report being raped by an intimate partner

  • 60% of female and 43% of male stalking victims report being stalked by a current or former intimate partner

  • 72% of murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of these victims are female

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year; 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence

  • 49% of Idaho kidnapping incidents are committed by the victims intimate partner

Early intervention is key to reducing these incidents in our community

The punishment in Idaho for Domestic Violence is doubled if committed in the presence of a child

The penalty in Idaho for Domestic Violence is doubled if committed in the presence of a child. (I.C. 18-918)

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