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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any of the following behaviors: physical, sexual, economic and emotional abuse, alone or in combination, by an intimate partner often for the purpose of establishing or maintaining power and control over the other partner. The Purdue University Police Department takes reports of domestic violence very seriously, and each report will be investigated. In any domestic violence situation, the safety of the victim and any involved children is paramount.

Domestic violence occurs in heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships. Whether the victim is male or female, violence of any kind in relationships is unacceptable. Domestic violence affects people from every age, racial and ethnic background, religious group, neighborhood and income level.

If you are in danger and need help or want to speak to a specially trained officer about your situation, call the Purdue University Police Department at (765) 494–8221.


For more information about services for domestic violence, visit the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) website.