The Impact of Natural Disasters on Domestic Violence An Analysis of Reports of Simple Assault in Florida
Gearhart, S., Perez-Patron, M., Hammond, T.A., et al. (2018). The Impact of Natural Disasters on Domestic Violence: An Analysis of Reports of Simple Assault in Florida (1999–2007). Gender and Violence. 5(2).
The authors analyzed data on interpersonal violence (IPV) following natural disasters from 1999-2007. They found that reports of IPV increased with longer exposure to natural disasters (measured by disaster declarations), and advocate for disaster relief programs to address the IPV that increases due to housing insecurity and broken community networks.