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Published October 06 2012

InDepth: Domestic violence | Legal definitions of domestic violence/abuse

North Dakota: “Domestic violence” includes physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, or assault, not committed in self-defense, on the complaining family or household members.

Minnesota: “Domestic abuse” means the following, if committed against a family or household member by a family or household member:

1) physical harm, bodily injury, or assault;

2) the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault; or

3) terroristic threats, criminal sexual conduct, or interference with an emergency call

Sources: North Dakota Century Code, Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act