Statistics and Facts -National Domestic Violence Statistics

 


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Statistics and Facts –National Domestic Violence Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2017)
  • 1 in 10 women in the United States will be raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime. (CDC, 2010)
  • Approximately 16.9% of women and 8.0% of men will experience sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)
  • Data on sexual violence against men may be under reported.
  • An estimated 9.7% of women and 2.3% of men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime. (CDC, 2017)
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States will experience psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2017)
  • Over half of female and male victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before 25 years of age. (CDC, 2010)

HOMICIDE: 

  • 1 in 3 female murder victims and 1 in 20 male murder victims are killed by intimate partners.
  • A study of intimate partner homicides found 20% of victims were family members or friends of the abused partner, neighbors, persons who intervened, law enforcement, first res ponders, or bystanders.
  • 72% of all murder-suicides are perpetrated by intimate partners.
  • 94% of murder-suicide victims are female