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1 Ottawa County Domestic Violence Evaluation

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Executive Summary. i II. III. Introduction.. ii Descriptive Statistical Analysis A. Overview. 1 B. Charges 1. Number of Charges 3 2. Level of Domestic Violence Charges Filed 4 3. Age Gender Race/Ethnicity 7 6. Incident Location 9 7. Prior Criminal Record 10 C. Case Disposition 1. Outcome of Case Age Gender Race/Ethnicity Incident Location Prior Criminal Record 19 D. Convictions 1. Number of Convictions Age Gender Race/Ethnicity Incident Location Prior Criminal Record 26 E. Bonds/Sentencing/Treatment 1. Bonds Fines and Costs Jail Time Sentenced Jail Time Served Electronic Monitoring Community Service Probation Length Probation Type Non-Reporting Probation Duluth Program (Family Violence Program) Substance Abuse Treatment 47 Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/2003)

3 12. Individual Counseling Couples Counseling Other Treatment Spouse Abuse Act F. Probation Violation 1. Probation Outcome Probation Violation Sentencing For Probation Violation 59 G. Recidivism Years Years 63 IV. Inferential Statistical Analysis A. Overview 65 B. Variables Exhibiting a Significant Relationship to Recidivism 0-2 Years 1. Gender Race/Ethnicity Incident Location Type of Charges Filed Prior Criminal Record Case Disposition Jail Time Served Probation Length Probation Type Non-Reporting Probation Duluth Program (Family Violence Program) Other Treatment First Probation Violation Second Probation Violation Sentence for First Probation Violation Sentence for Second Probation Violation Sentence for Third Probation Violation Probation Outcome Bond Type Bond Violation Spouse Abuse Act C. Variables Exhibiting a Non-Significant Relationship to Recidivism 0-2 Years 1. Fines and Costs Jail Time Sentenced Electronic Monitoring Community Service Substance Abuse Treatment 110 Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/2003)

4 6. Individual Counseling Couples Counseling Third Probation Violation D. Variables Exhibiting a Significant Relationship to Recidivism 3-5 Years 1. Gender Type of Charges Filed Prior Criminal Record Case Disposition Probation Length Probation Outcome Bond Violation Spouse Abuse Act E. Variables Exhibiting a Non-Significant Relationship to Recidivism 3-5 Years 1. Race/Ethnicity Incident Location Fines and Costs Jail Time Sentenced Jail Time Served Electronic Monitoring Community Service Probation Type Non-Reporting Probation Duluth Program (Family Violence Program) Substance Abuse Treatment Individual Counseling Couples Counseling Other Treatment First Probation Violation Second Probation Violation Third Probation Violation Sentence for First Probation Violation Sentence for Second Probation Violation Bond Type V. Financial Analysis A. Overview 145 B. Jail Time Served. 147 C. Electronic Monitoring. 148 D. Community Service 149 E. Traditional Probation F. ISP Probation 151 G. Non-Reporting Probation 152 H. Duluth Program 153 I. Substance Abuse Treatment. 154 Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/2003)

5 J. Individual Counseling 155 K. Couples Counseling 156 L. Youthful Intervention Program 157 M. Comparative Summary 158 VI. Conclusion 161 VII. Appendix A VIII. Appendix B Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/2003)

6 Executive Summary This evaluation of Ottawa County domestic violence offenses provides insight into the demographic, trend, and relational aspects of this community problem that will assist County leaders with future policy decisions. It will also allow leaders to better assess the impact of present programs and policies on domestic violence. Further, information in this report will improve the County s ability to measure the impact that future policy and program adjustments have on future occurrences and subsequent recidivism rates. All of the data utilized for this study resulted from domestic violence cases that occurred between January 1995 and December The data is compiled into detailed tables and charts which are presented throughout the document. The information was so exhaustive that it was difficult to narrow the selection of data for this Executive Summary. After much deliberation, the data was encapsulated into the following highlights: The number of domestic violence charges was 2,753. The mean age of those charged with a domestic violence offense was Males accounted for 81% of domestic violence charges and females accounted for 19%. Whites represented 88.6% of the population and accounted for 72.7% of domestic violence charges; Hispanics represented 7.0% of the population and accounted for 13.1% of the charges; Asians represented 2.1% of the population and accounted for 1.6% of the charges; Blacks represented 1.0% of the population and accounted for 10% of the charges. Although Holland City and Holland Township represented only 23.7% of the population, these entities accounted for 51.4% of the total domestic violence charges. Although Georgetown Township, Jamestown Township, and Hudsonville City represented 22.5% of the population, these entities accounted for only 6.1% of the total domestic violence charges. 54.6% of individuals charged with domestic violence had a previous criminal record. 64.9% (1,787) of those charged were convicted of domestic violence between 1995 and % of the charges involving domestic violence resulted in dismissals or acquittals. 3.9% of those charged were allowed to plea to another charge. 25.3% of the individuals convicted of domestic violence had their cases expunged through a special Spouse Abuse Act probationary designation. The mean fines and costs assessed to those convicted of domestic violence was $ The mean jail time sentence for those convicted of domestic violence was 57 days. The mean jail time served for those sentenced to jail time was 31 days. 9.9% of those convicted of domestic violence recidivated in the first two years. 10.6% of male domestic violence offenders and 6.5% of females recidivated in the first two years. 21.4% of Blacks recidivated in the first two years; 17.3% of Hispanics; 7.6% of Whites; and 0% of Asians. The recidivism rate for those domestic violence offenders that plead to a lesser domestic violence charge was 22.4%. The recidivism rate for those domestic violence offenders that received a Spouse Abuse Act probationary designation was 5.4%. This summary provides a very modest glimpse of the entire data, trends, and findings that are reported in this evaluation. A more thorough overview of the domestic violence data is provided in the subsequent sections of this document. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/2003) i

7 Introduction In 1993, the Michigan Legislature began updating several state statutes to address domestic violence and other related offenses. One of the legislative changes created a new criminal charge entitled Domestic Violence and, shortly thereafter, Ottawa County began charging perpetrators with this offense. Information regarding these Domestic Violence offenses is entered into the Criminal Justice Users System by law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and probation personnel. The data collected on each of these cases is extensive. It includes information regarding demographics, arrests, charges, criminal history, treatment, probation violations, and other pertinent information. In all, there are 28 separate variables and 158 sub-variables included in the domestic violence database that were used to produce this study (see Appendix A). This data is now being used to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of domestic violence related programs, policies, and activities that are being implemented by Ottawa County. This study utilized quantitative statistical techniques, specialized statistical software (SPSS), and two Grand Valley State University statisticians to ensure that study results were accurate, valid, and unbiased. The study summarizes and analyzes data for domestic violence cases that occurred in Ottawa County between January 1995 and December Prior to analyzing data, the Ottawa County Planning Department first worked collaboratively with County agencies (law enforcement, prosecutorial, community corrections, and probation) to define measurable goals, clarify roles and responsibilities, and analyze the criminal justice procedures and processes that are used to manage domestic violence cases (see Appendix B). This strategic planning process resulted in a domestic violence study that provides four primary categories of information: a descriptive analysis, an inferential analysis, a financial analysis, and a conclusion. The descriptive analysis provides information about demographics, charges, case dispositions, convictions, sentencing, treatments, and probation violations. The inferential analysis utilizes the data to determine if there are relationships between certain variables and recidivism. The financial analysis provides information about the costs of the various sentencing/treatment options. The conclusion provides suggestions for domestic violence related data collection activities, as well as overall recommendations that may be explored further to determine if domestic violence recidivism can be reduced. The statistical techniques that are used in this evaluation can be intimidating to the casual reader. However, many of these techniques often only confirm and verify conclusions that can be inferred by viewing many of the trend-lines, charts, graphs, and tables. In other words, as this evaluation is reviewed, a fair amount of common sense should be used. The statistical methodologies should not be allowed to overwhelm any assessments that are based on common sense. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/2003) ii

8 Descriptive Statistical Analysis Overview This section utilizes several descriptive statistical techniques to provide domestic violence related information that includes the following: demographics, charges, case dispositions, convictions, sentencing, treatment, and probation violations. The primary techniques that are used to describe this data are as follows: Frequency Distribution - organizing raw data into tables and graphs Mean - average value of all numeric measurements in a data set Median - the value that falls in the middle of a set of numeric measurements when they are arranged in order of magnitude Mode - most frequently occurring numeric measurement in a data set Standard Deviation - numeric measurement that provides information about the dispersion or variability of data The data in this section has been systematically arranged in tables and graphs to allow in-depth scrutiny of the domestic violence information that is included in this evaluation. A few highlights from this section are listed below: Charges The number of domestic violence charges filed between 1995 and 1999 was 2,753. The mean age of those charged with a domestic violence offense was 31.5; the age range of those charged was between 16 and 81. Males accounted for 81% of domestic violence charges and females accounted for 19%. Whites represented 88.6% of the population and accounted for 72.7% of domestic violence charges; Hispanics represented 7.0% of the population and accounted for 13.1% of the charges; Asians represented 2.1% of the population and accounted for 1.6% of the charges; Blacks represented 1.0% of the population and accounted for 10% of the charges. Although Holland City and Holland Township represented only 23.7% of the population, these entities accounted for 51.4% of the total domestic violence charges. Although Georgetown Township, Jamestown Township, and Hudsonville City represented 22.5% of the population, these entities accounted for only 6.1% of the total domestic violence charges. 54.6% of individuals charged with domestic violence had a previous criminal record. Case Disposition 31.2% of the domestic violence charges were dismissed or ended in acquittals. 29.9% of males and 36.7% of females had their cases dismissed, or were acquitted of domestic violence. 66.2% of males and 59.3% of females were either convicted or entered a domestic violence plea. Convictions The number of individuals convicted of domestic violence between 1995 and 1999 was 1, % of those charged were convicted. 82.6% of those convicted were male and 17.3% female. 72.7% of those convicted were White; 14.5% Hispanic, 8.6 % Black; 1.8% Asian. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 1 of 163

9 49.7% of those convicted of domestic violence pled guilty; 11.9% pled no contest; 4.5% were convicted at trial; 2.8% pled to a lesser domestic violence offense; and 31.1% received a Spouse Abuse Act designation *. 27.5% of males and 47.9% of females received a Spouse Abuse Act designation. 25.3% of all domestic violence convictions were expunged after successfully completing the provisions of their Spouse Abuse Act probation. * Spouse Abuse Act: This statute authorizes a Court to grant a special type of probation that permits a domestic violence conviction to be expunged if an offender does not violate the conditions of the probation order. If this probation order is violated, a conviction is entered and the defendant is sentenced. A non-public record is kept by the State Police. Offenders are only eligible to be granted this type of probation once. Sentencing/Treatment 91.7% of those convicted of domestic violence were ordered to pay fines and costs. The median amount of fines and costs included in court orders was $250; the mode was $220. The range of fines and costs was between $15 and $3, % of those convicted were sentenced to jail time. The median number of jail days that were sentenced in court orders was 42; the mode was 30. The number of jail days sentenced ranged between 1 and % of those sentenced to serve jail time did serve some time. The median number of days served in jail was 15; the mode was 2. The number of jail days served ranged between 1 and 540 days. 4 offenders received electronic monitoring as a part of their sentence. 31 offenders received community service as a part of their sentence. 81.2% of those convicted received probation as a part of their sentence. The median (and mode) number of probation months sentenced was % of those sentenced to probation were ordered to participate in traditional probation ; 29.7% were ordered into Intensively Supervised Probation. 41.9% of those convicted were ordered to participate in a program based on the Duluth Model (i.e. Family Violence Program). 12.9% of those convicted received treatment for substance abuse. 29.4% of those convicted were ordered to attend individual counseling..4% of those convicted were ordered to attend couples counseling. Probation Outcomes 42.7% of those sentenced to probation received satisfactory discharge; 31.1% received satisfactory discharge with Spouse Abuse Act expungement; 12.7% had probation revoked; 8.2% received an unsatisfactory discharge. 26.0% of those sentenced to probation had a single probation violation; 9.4% had two probation violations; and 2.1% had three probation violations. The majority of probation violations were caused by an alcohol/drug related charge or failure of the offender to attend counseling. 56.9% of offenders were sentenced to jail time for probation violations; 14.1% received extended probation. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 2 of 163

10 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CHARGES

11 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: NUMBER OF CHARGES Number of Charges Year Number Percent of Total Rate per Thousand of Ottawa County Population* Total *Based on US Census Bureau population estimates for Ottawa County. 700 Number of Charges by Year Frequency Year 200 Number of Charges by Quarter Frequency st '95 2nd '95 3rd '95 4th '95 1st '96 2nd '96 3rd '96 4th '96 1st '97 2nd '97 3rd '97 4th '97 1st '98 2nd '98 3rd '98 4th '98 1st '99 2nd '99 3rd '99 4th '99 0 Quarter Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 3 of 163

12 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: LEVEL OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES FILED Number Percent of Total Domestic Violence 1 st Offense Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense 167* 6.1 Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense 33* 1.2 Total *The 341 Domestic Violence offenders with a Prior Domestic Violence Conviction (page 10) differs from the 200 that were charged with Domestic Violence 2 nd or 3 rd Offense (listed above). Of those 341 listed as having a prior Domestic Violence conviction on page 10, 141 were prosecuted on other alternative, more severe charges (including felonies). Charges Filed ( ) Domestic Violence #3 1.2% Domestic Violence #2 6.1% Domestic Violence 92.7% Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 4 of 163

13 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGE S SUBSECTION: AGE Age Distribution Number Minimum Maximum Standard Mean Age Age Age Age Deviation Age None Recorded 1 Total Age Distribution 476 Frequency Std. Dev = 9.03 Mean = 31.5 N = Age Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 5 of 163

14 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: GENDER Gender Distribution Frequency Percent of Total Total Percentage of Population in Ottawa County* Male Female None Recorded Total *Based on 2000 population data from the United States Census Bureau. Number of Charges by Gender (Annually) Frequency Gender Female Male Year Frequency Number of Charges by Gender (Quarterly) Gender Female Male 1st '95 2nd '95 3rd '95 4th '95 1st '96 2nd '96 3rd '96 4th '96 1st '97 2nd '97 3rd '97 4th '97 1st '98 2nd '98 3rd '98 4th '98 1st '99 2nd '99 3rd '99 4th '99 Quarter Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 6 of 163

15 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: RACE/ETHNICITY Race/Ethnicity of Those Charged Frequency Percent of Total Total Percentage of Population in Ottawa County* White Black Hispanic Asian Other None Recorded Total *Based on 2000 population data from the United States Census Bureau. Number of Charges by Race/Ethnicity (Annually) Frequency Race/Ethnicity White 100 Black Hispanic Asian Year Number of Charges by Race/Ethnicity (Annually) Frequency Race/Ethnicity 20 Black Hispanic Asian Year In this graph, the white race/ethnicity category was removed to permit a better illustration of the trends in categories containing smaller values. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 7 of 163

16 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: RACE/ETHNICITY Number of Charges by Race/Ethnicity (Quarterly) Frequency Race/Ethnicity Black Hispanic Asian White 1st '95 2nd '95 3rd '95 4th '95 1st '96 2nd '96 3rd '96 4th '96 1st '97 2nd '97 3rd '97 4th '97 1st '98 2nd '98 3rd '98 4th '98 1st '99 2nd '99 3rd '99 4th '99 Quarter Number of Charges by Race/Ethnicity (Quarterly) Frequency Race/Ethnicity 10 Black 5 Hispanic 0 Asian 1st '95 2nd '95 3rd '95 4th '95 1st '96 2nd '96 3rd '96 4th '96 1st '97 2nd '97 3rd '97 4th '97 1st '98 2nd '98 3rd '98 4th '98 1st '99 2nd '99 3rd '99 4th '99 Quarter In this graph, the white ethnicity category was removed to permit a better illustration of the trends in the other categories. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 8 of 163

17 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: INCIDENT LOCATION Frequency Percent of Total Total Percentage of Population in Ottawa County* Allendale Township Blendon Township Chester Township Coopersville City Crockery Township Ferrysburg City Georgetown Township Grand Haven City Grand Haven Township Holland City Holland Township Hudsonville City Jamestown Township Olive Township Park Township Polkton Township Port Sheldon Township Robinson Township Spring Lake Township Spring Lake Village Tallmadge Township Wright Township Zeeland City Zeeland Township None Recorded Total * Based on 2000 population data from the United States Census Bureau. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 9 of 163

18 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CHARGES SUBSECTION: PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD Frequency Percent of Total No Prior Criminal Record Prior Domestic Violence Conviction Prior Misdemeanor (other than Domestic Violence) Prior Felony (other than Domestic Violence) Total Prior Criminal Record Prior Felony 8.4% Prior Misdemeanor 33.8% 45.4% No Prior Crim Rec 12.4% Prior Domestic Viol Charges by Prior Criminal Record (Annually) Percent Year No Priors Prior Domestic Viol. Prior Misdemeanor Prior Felony Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 10 of 163

19 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CASE DISPOSITION

20 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: OUTCOME OF CASE Case Outcome by Year Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Number Percent of Annual Total Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal* Spouse Abuse Act** Total Total Note: 1 of the 2753 cases did not have case disposition designated in the database. *Reasons for Dismissal Total Dismissals Number Percent of Total No Law Violations for Set Period Victim Request Victim Failed to Appear for Court Victim Recantation Prosecutor Motion after Victim Testimony Subpoena/Witness Problems Best Interest of Justice Insufficient Evidence None Recorded Total **This statute authorizes a Court to grant a special type of probation that permits a domestic violence conviction to be expunged (removed) from an offender s criminal record if an offender does not violate the conditions of the probation order. If a conviction is expunged, it is not possible to determine how the offender was originally convicted (plea or trial) because the original conviction disposition is replaced with a dismissal in the criminal justice database. Therefore, Spouse Abuse Act cases are counted separately. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 11 of 163

21 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: OUTCOME OF CASE Outcome of Case Percent Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Guilty) Acquittal (Trial) Conviction (Trial) Plea (Another Charge) Spouse Abuse Act Dismissal Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 12 of 163

22 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: OUTCOME OF CASE Case Outcome by Year Percent Plea Conviction Acquittal Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 13 of 163

23 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: AGE Age Distribution (Frequency) Age Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Total Total Note: 1 of the 2753 cases did not have age designated in the database and 1 case did not have case disposition designated. Age Distribution (Percent) Age Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Total Total Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 14 of 163

24 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: GENDER Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Total Female Male None Recorded Total Number Number Percent of Females Number Percent of Males Note: 1 of the 2753 cases did not have case disposition designated in the database. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 15 of 163

25 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: RACE/ETHNICITY Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Total White Number Percent of White Black Number Percent of Black Hispanic Asian Number Percent of Hispanic Number Percent of Asian Other Number Percent of Other None Recorded Total Note: 1 of the 2753 cases did not have case disposition designated in the database. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 16 of 163

26 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: INCIDENT LOCATION Incident Location (Frequency) Incident Location Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Totals Allendale Blendon Chester Coopersville Crockery Ferrysburg Georgetown Grand Haven Grand Haven Twp Holland Holland Township Hudsonville Jamestown Olive Park Polkton Port Sheldon Robinson Spring Lake Twp Spring Lake Tallmadge Wright Zeeland Zeeland Township None Recorded Totals Note: 1 of the 2753 cases did not have case disposition designated in the database. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 17 of 163

27 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: INCIDENT LOCATION Incident Location (Percent) Incident Location Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Totals Allendale Blendon Chester Coopersville Crockery Ferrysburg Georgetown Grand Haven Grand Haven Twp Holland Holland Township Hudsonville Jamestown Olive Park Polkton Port Sheldon Robinson Spring Lake Twp Spring Lake Tallmadge Wright Zeeland Zeeland Township Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 18 of 163

28 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CASE DISPOSITION SUBSECTION: PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Plea (Another Charge) Conviction (Trial) Acquittal (Trial) Dismissal Spouse Abuse Act Total No Prior Criminal Record Prior Domestic Violence Conviction Prior Misdemeanor Prior Felony Number Percent of No Prior Number Percent of Prior DV Number Percent of Prior Misd Number Percent of Prior Felony Total Note: 1 of the 2753 cases did not have case disposition designated in the database. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 19 of 163

29 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CONVICTIONS

30 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS Number of Convictions Year Number Percent of Total Rate per Thousand of Ottawa County Population* Total Number of Convictions by Year 400 Frequency Year Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 20 of 163

31 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS Total Convictions Number Percent of Total Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Conviction (Trial) Spouse Abuse Act* (see table) Totals *Final Outcome of Spouse Abuse Act Cases Total Spouse Abuse Act Cases Number Percent of Total Revoked (Guilty Plea) Revoked (No Contest Plea) Revoked (Conviction) Expungement Total Percent Convictions Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Conviction (Trial) Plea (Lesser D.V. Charge) Spouse Abuse Act Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 21 of 163

32 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: AGE Age Distribution Number Minimum Maximum Standard Mean Age Age Age Age Deviation Age None Recorded 1 Total Age Distribution Frequency Std. Dev = 8.96 Mean = 31.1 N = Age Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 22 of 163

33 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: GENDER Gender Distribution Number Percent of Gender Total Number Percent of Gender Total Number Percent of Gender Total Number Percent of Gender Total Number Percent of Gender Total Number Percent of Gender Total Plea (Guilty) Plea (No Contest) Plea (Lesser Domestic Violence Charge) Conviction (Trial) Spouse Abuse Act Total Male Female None Recorded Total Number of Convictions by Gender (Annually) Frequency Gender 40 Female Male Year Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 23 of 163

34 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: RACE/ETHNICITY Race/Ethnicity of Those Convicted Frequency Percent of Total Total Percentage of Population in Ottawa County* White Black Hispanic Asian Other None Recorded Total *Based on 2000 population data from the United States Census Bureau. Number of Convictions by Race/Ethnicity (Annually) Frequency 100 Race/Ethnicity White Black Hispanic Asian Year Number of Convictions by Race/Ethnicity (Annually) Frequency Race/Ethnicity 20 Black Hispanic Asian Year In this graph, the white ethnicity category was removed to permit a better illustration of the trends in the other categories. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 24 of 163

35 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: INCIDENT LOCATION Frequency Percent of Total Total Percentage of Population in Ottawa County* Allendale Township Blendon Township Chester Township Coopersville City Crockery Township Ferrysburg City Georgetown Township Grand Haven City Grand Haven Township Holland City Holland Township Hudsonville City Jamestown Township Olive Township Park Township Polkton Township Port Sheldon Township Robinson Township Spring Lake Township Spring Lake Village Tallmadge Township Wright Township Zeeland City Zeeland Township None Recorded Total * Based on 2000 population data from the United States Census Bureau. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 25 of 163

36 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: CONVICTIONS SUBSECTION: PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD Frequency Percent of Total No Prior Criminal Record Prior Domestic Violence Conviction Prior Misdemeanor (other than Domestic Violence) Prior Felony (other than Domestic Violence) Total Prior Criminal Record Prior Felony 7.5% Prior Misdmnr. 35.4% No Prior Crim Rec 46.8% Prior Domestic Viol 10.3% Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 26 of 163

37 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT

38 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: BONDS Bond Type by Year* Personal Recognizance 10% Cash Cash Cash Surety Denied None Recorded Total Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Total *The Criminal Justice Users System only reflects the latest bond information for each conviction. If bond type is changed, the original bond type information is superseded and deleted. Therefore, it is possible that the numbers in this table are slightly skewed by any changes made to bond type after the original bond type was determined. Bond Type by Year Percent Personal Recognizance 10% Cash Cash Cash Surety Denied None Recorded Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 27 of 163

39 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: BONDS Bond Dollar Range by Year Total Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Total * *Note: This figure does not include the 117 cases that had no bond info recorded or were denied bond. Bond Dollar Range by Year Percent Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 28 of 163

40 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: BONDS Type of Bond Violation by Year No Violation Alcohol No Contact Clause Type Unknown Total Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Number Annual Percent Total Note: 10 of the 1787 cases did not have Bond Violation designated in the database. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 29 of 163

41 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: FINES AND COSTS Domestic Violence 1 st Offense Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense* Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense* Total Cases with Fines and Costs Cases with No Fines and Costs Mean Median Mode Multiple 220 Standard Deviation Minimum Maximum * 3 of the Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense convictions and all 8 of the Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense convictions were adjudicated in Circuit Court Fines and Costs Frequency Std. Dev = Mean = N = Dollars Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 30 of 163

42 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: FINES AND COSTS Comparison of Fines and Costs (Annually) Fines and Costs Number Percent of Annual Total Cases With Fines and Costs Cases With No Fines and Costs Total Mean Median Maximum 1385 Cases With Fines and Costs Cases With No Fines and Costs Total Mean Median Maximum 1687 Cases With Fines and Costs Cases With No Fines and Costs Total Mean Median Maximum 1381 Cases With Fines and Costs Cases With No Fines and Costs Total Mean Median Maximum 1715 Cases With Fines and Costs Cases With No Fines and Costs Total Mean Median Maximum 3401 Total Cases With Fines and Costs Total Cases With No Fines and Costs Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 31 of 163

43 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: FINES AND COSTS Percent of Cases with Fines and Costs (Annually) Percent Year Median Fines and Costs (Annually) Dollars Year Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 32 of 163

44 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: JAIL TIME SENTENCED Domestic Violence 1 st Offense Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense* Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense* Total Cases With Jail Time Sent Cases With No Jail Time Sent Mean Median Mode Standard Deviation Minimum Maximum * 3 of the Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense convictions and all 8 of the Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense convictions were adjudicated in Circuit Court. 400 Jail Time Sentenced in Days* Frequency Std. Dev = Mean = 56.7 N = Days * For display purposes, one case has been omitted from the histogram of Jail Time Sentenced in which the subject was sentenced 540 days. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 33 of 163

45 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: JAIL TIME SENTENCED Comparison of Jail Time Sentenced (Annually) Jail Time Sentenced (days) Number Percent of Annual Total Cases With Jail Time Sentenced Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Total Mean Median Maximum 365 Cases With Jail Time Sentenced Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Total Mean Median Maximum 365 Cases With Jail Time Sentenced Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Total Mean Median Maximum 540 Cases With Jail Time Sentenced Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Total Mean Median Maximum 365 Cases With Jail Time Sentenced Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Total Mean Median Maximum 365 Total Cases With Jail Time Sentenced Total Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 34 of 163

46 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: JAIL TIME SENTENCED Percentage of Cases with Jail Time Sentenced (Annually) Percent Years Days Median Jail Time Sentenced in Days (Annually) Year Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 35 of 163

47 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: JAIL TIME SERVED Domestic Violence 1 st Offense Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense* Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense* Total Cases With Jail Time Served ** Cases With No Jail Time Served Mean Median Mode 2 45 Multiple 2 Standard Deviation Minimum Maximum * 3 of the Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense convictions and all 8 of the Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense convictions were adjudicated in Circuit Court. **The number of cases with Jail Time Sentenced (page 32) is higher than the above number of cases with Jail Time Served. This difference is due to the fact that in some cases the Court sentences individuals to Jail Time at the Court s discretion. Therefore, it is possible for an individual to be sentenced to Jail Time but to not serve any because the Court does not order the time to actually be served Jail Time Served, In Days* Frequency Std. Dev = Mean = N = Days * For display purposes, one case has been omitted from the histogram of Jail Time Served in which the subject served 540 days. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 36 of 163

48 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: JAIL TIME SERVED Summary of Jail Time Served (Annually) Jail Time Served (days) Number Percent of Annual Total Cases With Jail Time Served Cases With No Jail Time Served Total Mean Median 2.00 Maximum 159 Cases With Jail Time Served Cases With No Jail Time Served Mean Median 2.00 Maximum 161 Cases With Jail Time Served Cases With No Jail Time Served Mean Median 9.00 Maximum 540 Cases With Jail Time Served Cases With No Jail Time Served Mean Median 7.00 Maximum 190 Cases With Jail Time Served Cases With No Jail Time Served Mean Median Maximum 260 Total Cases With Jail Time Served Total Cases With No Jail Time Sentenced Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 37 of 163

49 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: JAIL TIME SERVED Median Jail Time Served (Annually) Days Year Comparison of Median Jail Time Sentenced vs. Served Days Served Sentenced Year Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 38 of 163

50 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: ELECTRONIC MONITORING Frequency Percent of Total Cases with Electronic Monitoring Cases with No Electronic Monitoring Total SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: COMMUNITY SERVICE Frequency Percent of Total Cases with Community Service Cases with No Community Service Total Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 39 of 163

51 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: PROBATION LENGTH Domestic Violence 1 st Offense Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense* Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense* Total Cases With Probation Cases With No Probation Mean Median Mode Multiple 12 Standard Deviation Minimum Maximum * 3 of the Domestic Violence 2 nd Offense convictions and all 8 of the Domestic Violence 3 rd Offense convictions were adjudicated in Circuit Court. Note: 3 of the 1787 cases did not have Probation Length designated in the database Probation Length in Months Frequency Std. Dev = Mean = N = Months Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 40 of 163

52 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SECTION: BONDS/SENTENCING/TREATMENT SUBSECTION: PROBATION LENGTH Summary of Probation Length (Annually) Probation Length (Months) Number Percent of Annual Total Cases With Probation Cases With No Probation Total Mean Median Maximum 36 Cases With Probation Cases With No Probation Total Mean Median Maximum 24 Cases With Probation Cases With No Probation Total Mean 9.52 Median 9.00 Maximum 24 Cases With Probation Cases With No Probation Total Mean 9.79 Median 9.00 Maximum 30 Cases With Probation Cases With No Probation Total Mean Median Maximum 36 Total Cases With Probation Total Cases With No Probation Note: 3 of the 1787 cases did not have Probation Length designated in the database. Ottawa County Planning Department Domestic Violence Evaluation (7/21/03) Page 41 of 163

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