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Table 2 Petitioners’ dangerous behaviors noted in court records

From: Extreme risk protection orders in King County, Washington: the epidemiology of dangerous behaviors and an intervention response

Risk Factor Risk to Self only
N= 30 (40%)
Risk to Others only
N= 20 (27%)
Risk to Self and Others
N= 25 (33%)
Total
N= 75
Suicide risk
 Yes 30 (100%) 0 25 (100%) 55 (73%)
 Explicit behaviors 30 (100%) 0 16 (64%) 46 (61%)
 Implicit behaviors 0 0 9 (36%) 9 (12%)
 No or Unknown 0 20 (100%) 0 (0%) 20 (27%)
Risky Substance Use
 Yes, Substance(s): 14 (47%) 6 (30%) 15 (60%) 35 (47%)
 Alcohol 13 (43%) 5 (25%) 10 (40%) 28 (37%)
 Marijuana 1 (3%) 3 (15%) 5 (20%) 9 (12%)
 Prescription Drugs 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 6 (8%)
 Opioids 1 (3%) 1 (5%) 1 (4%) 3 (4%)
 Illicit Drugs 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (8%) 3 (4%)
 Other/Unknown 2 (7%) 1 (5%) 3 (12%) 6 (8%)
 No or Unknown 16 (53%) 14 (70%) 10 (40%) 40 (53%)
Threatening violence or violent behaviors
 Yes 3 (10%) 18 (90%) 14 (56%) 35 (47%)
 No or Unknown 27 (90%) 2 (10%) 11 (44%) 40 (53%)
Criminal History
 Yes 4 (13%) 10 (50%) 14 (56%) 28 (37%)
 No or Unknown 26 (87%) 10 (50%) 11 (44%) 47 (63%)
Brandished firearm
 Yes 8 (27%) 12 (60%) 7 (28%) 27 (36%)
 No or Unknown 22 (73%) 8 (40%) 18 (72%) 48 (64%)
Irrational/erratic behaviors
 Yes 2 (7%) 9 (45%) 12 (48%) 23 (31%)
 No or Unknown 28 (93%) 11 (55%) 13 (52%) 52 (69%)
History of domestic violence
 Yes 3 (10%) 8 (40%) 5 (20%) 16 (21%)
 No or Unknown 27 (90%) 12 (60%) 20 (80%) 59 (79%)
Expressed intent to obtain firearm
 Yes 4 (13%) 2 (10%) 2 (8%) 8 (11%)
 No or Unknown 26 (87%) 18 (90%) 23 (92%) 67 (89%)
Recently purchased firearm
 Yes 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (7%)
 No or Unknown 27 (90%) 20 (100%) 23 (92%) 70 (93%)
Number of risk factors identified through coding court files
 Mean (SD) 2.37 (1.16) 3.25 (0.91) 3.48 (0.96) 2.97 (1.14)
 Median (Range) 2 (1–6) 3 (2–5) 4 (1–5) 3 (1–6)