- On average, more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. (www.thehotline.org)
- 1 in 10 high school students has experienced physical violence from a partner in the last year alone. Statistics like these demand that we all commit ourselves to ending abuse for good. (www.thehotline.org)
- An average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a single year. (Black, et. al., 2011)
- 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the US have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (Black, et. al., 2011)
- Current or former intimate partners accounted for nearly 33% of women killed in US workplaces between 2003 and 2008. http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797(12)00024-5/abstract
- Intimate partner violence alone affects more than 12 million people every year. (Black, et. al., 2011)
- Children witnessed violence in nearly 1 in 4 (22%) intimate partner violence cases filed in state courts.http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2009/
- 30% to 60% of intimate partner violence perpetrators also abuse children in the household. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/213503.pdf
- One study found that children exposed to violence in the home were 15 times more likely to be physically and/or sexually assaulted than the national average. http://www.unicef.org/protection/files/BehindClosedDoors.
- Most female (69%) and male (53%) victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner had their first experience with intimate partner violence before the age of 25.http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_overview_insert_final-a.pdf
- 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, digital, verbal, or other controlling abuse. https://www.loveisrespect.org/pdf/College_Dating_And_A
- Female intimate partners are more likely to be killed with a firearm than all other means combined. http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2012.pdf
- The presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. More than half of women killed by gun violence are killed by family members or intimate partners. http://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12835191
- 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women. https://ncadv.org/blog/posts/domestic-violence-and-the-lgbtq-community
- In a study of male same sex relationships, only 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence. https://ncadv.org/blog/posts/domestic-violence-and-the-lgbtq-community
- Transgender victims are more likely to experience intimate partner violence in public, compared to those who do not identify as transgender. https://ncadv.org/blog/posts/domestic-violence-and-the-lgbtq-community
- LGBTQ Black/African American victims are more likely to experience physical intimate partner violence, compared to those who do not identify as Black/African American. https://ncadv.org/blog/posts/domestic-violence-and-the-lgbtq-community
Who Will Help Me? – A study conducted by the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the University of Kentucky.
Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.