Insight from WFPD: Defining domestic violence, offenses involved, how to react
In 2011 West Fargo Police Officers investigated seventy assault cases which fell into the definition of domestic violence. Sixty-two assaults were committed by adults and eight by juveniles less than eighteen years of age. Eight assaults were considered aggravated assaults and sixty-two were an assault or a simple assault. To better understand why an assault may be considered under the domestic violence statute the following information is provided.