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FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

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