FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC (INTIMATE PARTNER) VIOLENCE
This data was obtained from multiple sources.
- On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States.
- 1 in 4 women have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- Domestic violence affects more than 12 million people each year.
- Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of domestic violence.
- Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender.
- 66.2% of female victims of stalking were stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
- A child witnessed violence in 22% of domestic violence cases filed in state courts.
- 30% to 60% of perpetrators of domestic violence also abuse children in the household.
- In a nationwide survey, 9.4% of high school students report being physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend.
- 29% of college women say they have been in an abusive dating relationship.
- More than half of all college students say it is difficult to identify dating abuse.
- 1 in 6 college women has been sexually abused in a dating relationship.
- Victims of digital abuse and harassment are 2 times as likely to be physically abused, 2.5 times as likely to be psychologically abused, and 5 times as likely to be sexually coerced.
- Nearly 33% of women killed in U.S. workplaces between 2003-2008 were killed by a current or former intimate partner.
- Nearly 8 million days of paid work each year is lost due to domestic violence issues - the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.