What I Learned from Looking at ~100K Domestic Violence Cases in San Antonio and Bexar County

Domestic violence affects one in three women in their lifetime, according to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence. For one in four, the domestic violence is severe. (Stock photo.)

I’ve spent much of my free time for the past few months analyzing almost 100,000 domestic violence cases in Bexar County over the past 10–20 years (10 for felonies, 20+ for misdemeanors). I also read widely in the domestic violence and criminal justice research literature, consulted at least weekly — often daily, sometimes hourly—…