The number of incidents and severity of domestic violence has been a public safety crisis in Tennessee for a decade, and the staggering statistics show there is no typical victim. Tennessee ranks third in the nation for the number of women killed by men, and more than half of the reported violent crimes in the state are related to domestic violence. In “NPT Reports Domestic Violence: Living in Fear,” we learn about the survivors, the perpetrators, and the witnesses to these criminal acts of violence.


Domestic Violence: Nashville Responds is a follow up to Domestic Violence: Living in Fear. It examines the assessment findings and key recommendations, what Nashville is and isn’t doing in response to the incidence of domestic violence, and how it can do better.

In October, 2013, the Office of Mayor Karl Dean released ‘Closing Safety Gaps for Domestic Violence Victims: Nashville-Davidson County Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Assessment’. It reflects the work of more than 100 community members who spent nearly two years indentifying gaps in current processes and systems related to domestic violence. The report contains recommendations for improving the processes currently utilized by Metropolitan Nashville.
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YWCA Nashville

YWCA Crisis and Information Line
615.242.1199 or 1.800.334.4628

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
800.356.6767 for Tennessee
800.787.3224 TTY

Metro Nashville Police Domestic Violence Division-Order of Protection
811 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210

Morning Star Sanctuary
24 Hour Crisis Hotline

Mary Parrish Center

Family & Children’s Service

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


“NPT Reports: Domestic Violence: Living in Fear” is made possible by the law firm of Waller, the First Tennessee Foundation and The Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.