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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Willingness to Help in Domestic Violence Situations

The following questions were designed to determine under what circumstances would people be willing to help someone who was the victim of domestic violence.

Question 18
If you heard the sounds of physical assault from the couple next door, would you call the police?

 

Respondents

Call Police?

Number

Percent

Yes

450

91.8%

No

40

8.2%

Total

490

100.0%

*Cases Not Applicable=12

More than 9 of 10 Floridians said they would call the police if they heard the sounds of physical assault from the couple next door. 94.5% of women are more likely to say that they would call the police, while 87.9% of the men said that they would.

Question 19
Under what conditions would you testify in court about a domestic violence assault you witnessed?

Conditions Would Testify Under

Percent

Yes

No

Would testify under any conditions

93.0%

7.0%

If it were a friend

56.0%

44.0%

Serious injury

61.6%

38.4%

No danger to you

44.8%

55.2%

Other

36.8%

63.2%

Respondents were able to answer yes to more than one condition under which they would testify. Overall, 93.0% of Floridians would testify in court under any condition about a domestic violence incident that they witnessed.