Intimate Partner Violence in Urban, Rural, and Remote Areas: An Investigation of Offense Severity and Risk Factors

Susanne Strand, Jennifer Storey

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This study compared the severity of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the relationship between risk factors for IPV and overall risk judgements of future IPV in urban, rural and remote areas. IPV risk assessments conducted by the Swedish police between 2010 and 2014 in urban (n = 564), rural (n = 456), and remote (n = 196) areas were examined. Rurality was associated with the severity of IPV reported, as well as the presence of risk factors and their relationship to overall risk judgements. Cases in remote areas included more severe IPV as well as more risk factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-207
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number2
Early online date6 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • Intimate Partner violence
  • risk factors
  • Urban, rural and remote areas

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