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FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

What is a domestic violence crime?

Arizona law currently includes 30 crimes, that when combined with an intimate partner, a family, or a romantic or sexual relationship, are seen as domestic violence. Domestic violence includes:

  • Assault and aggravated assault, 
  • Harassment and aggravated harassment,
  • Aggravated domestic violence,
  • Child or vulnerable adult abuse,
  • Criminal damage,
  • Criminal trespass,
  • Dangerous crimes against children,
  • Custodial interference,
  • Disobeying a court order,
  • Disorderly conduct,
  • Endangerment,
  • Kidnapping,
  • Stalking,
  • Secretive photographing,
  • Threats and intimidation,
  • Unlawful imprisonment,
  • Sexual assault,
  • Unlawful distribution of images,
  • Neglect,
  • Abandonment, or cruel mistreatment of animals,
  • Preventing or interfering with use of a telephone in an emergency,
  • Telephone harassment; and
  • Murder, manslaughter, and homicide.

•    Domestic Violence A.R.S. § 13-3601