Statistics

Domestic violence accounts for 21% of all violent crime in America.

U.S. Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nonfatal Domestic Violence 2003-2012. 2012.

 

About 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (e.g., hit with a fist or something hard, beaten, slammed against something) at some point in their lifetime.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. 2010.

 

More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.One in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. 2010.

 

Interpersonal violence is the leading cause of female homicides and injury-related deaths during pregnancy.

American Psychological Association. Intimate Partner Violence. 2014.

 

The percentage of women who consider their mental health to be poor is almost three times higher among women with a history of violence than among those without.

American Psychological Association. Intimate Partner Violence. 2014.

 

39% of cities cited domestic violence as the primary cause of family homelessness

The United States Conference of Mayors. Hunger and Homelessness Survey. 2007.

 

18-24 year-olds comprised only 11.7% of the population in 1998 and 2002, but were the majority of victims of violence committed by a boyfriend or girlfriend (42%).

U.S. Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Family Violence Statistics. 2005.

 

Battering occurs in gay and lesbian relationships at the same rate as heterosexual relationships – approximately 35%.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Myths and Facts About Domestic Violence. 2014.

 

The American Medical Association (AMA) and FBI estimate 3-4 million women are battered each year in the U.S

Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Myths and Facts About Domestic Violence. 2014.

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