An Empirical Study on Cases of Domestic Violence: Samples of 212 Cases From 22 Provinces, 4 Municipalities, and 4 Autonomous Regions in China

Xiaoyuan HE, Chunfang YU


Domestic violence is one of the most widespread forms of gender-based violence on China Judgments Online. The author conducts statistical analysis on 212 cases of “domestic violence” and explores the gender ratio of perpetrators of domestic violence and the involvement of relevant government departments and organizations. By adopting a comparative analysis method, statistical and comparative analysis of data on the types of violence, the proportion of public prosecution cases, the distribution of sentencing, and the sentencing circumstances of the defendant’s lighter penalties are used to resolve domestic violence. At the same time, the results of this survey will also provide the reader with an intuitive impression of the situation of domestic violence in China and provide some main suggestions for anti-domestic violence practice. This study shows that telephone helplines, police intervention, and the court system is the most deterrent and effective way to stop domestic violence. Only in this way can domestic violence be dealt with promptly and effectively.


Domestic violence; Women; Human rights protection

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