• 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner. 

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner. 

  • 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. 

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked. 

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

  • Intimate partner violence is most common against women between the ages of 18-24.

  • 19% of intimate partner violence involves a weapon.

RAPE-SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • In the United States, 1 in 59 men in the United States are raped during their lifetime.

  • 4% of women in the United States experience intimate partner sexual assault.

  • Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. 

Studies suggest that there is a relationship between Intimate partner victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior. 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL EFFECTS

  • Victims of intimate partner violence are at increased risk of contracting HIV or other STI’s due to forced intercourse and/or prolonged exposure to stress.

  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

  • Physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health effects have been linked with intimate partner violence.

  •  Victims of domestic violence are also at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

72% of all murder-suicide victims are perpetrated by intimate partners

72%

28%

STALKING

  • 3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. 

  • 2% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported stalking by a current or former intimate partner.

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 responders, or bystanders.

  • 94% of murder-suicide victims are female.

20,000

On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls.

BULLYING STATS

  • Every 7 MINUTES a child is bullied.

  • Biracial and multiracial youth are more likely to be victimized than youth who identify with a single race.

  • Bullied students tend to grow up more socially anxious, with less self-esteem and require more mental health services throughout life.

  • Kids who are obese, gay, or have disabilities are up to 63% more likely to be bullied than other children.

  • It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.

9 seconds

 in the U.S. according to Domestic violence statistics

A women is beaten  every

Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.​

ECONOMIC EFFECTS

  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8,000,000 million days of paid work each year, the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.

  • Intimate partner violence is estimated to cost the US economy between $5.8 billion and $12.6 billion annually, up to 0.125% of the national gross domestic product.

  • Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

  • Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by former or current intimate partners. This amounts to 22% of workplace homicides among women.

CHILD ABUSE 

  • Approximately, 5 children die every day because of child abuse.

  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. 

  • In 2017, state agencies identified an estimated 1,720 children who died as a result of abuse and neglect — between four and five children a day. However, studies also indicate significant undercounting of child maltreatment fatalities by state agencies — by 50% or more.

  • More than 70% of the children who died as a result of child abuse or neglect were two years of age or younger. 

  • 1 in 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18.

  • 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member.

  • 9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the U.S.

  • As many as two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children.

  • 14% of all men and 36% of women in prison in the USA were abused as children, about twice the frequency seen in the general population.

  • Individuals who reported six or more adverse childhood experiences had an average life expectancy two decades shorter than those who reported none.

  • Ischemic heart disease (IHD), Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), liver disease and other health-related quality of life issues are tied to child abuse.

  • Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.

3rd

Domestic violence is the 3rd leading cause of homelessness according to the National Coalition for the Homelessness. 

SUICIDE STATS 

  • Suicide remains among the leading causes of death of children under 14.  

  • A new review of studies from 13 countries found signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied, and suicide. (Yale School of Medicine)

  • Suicide rates among children between the ages of 10 & 14 are very low, but are “creeping up.” (Ann Haas, Director of the Suicide Prevention Project at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

  • Suicide rates among 10 to 14-year-olds have grown more than 50 percent over the last three decades. 

  • In 2005 (the last year nationwide stats were available), 270 children in the 10-14 age group killed themselves. 

70x

The # of times more likely a woman is to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship.

2%

98%

98%– The % of financial abuse that occurs in all domestic violence cases. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is that the abuser controls their money supply, leaving them with no financial resources to break free. 

IPV

Intimate Partner Violence is the leading cause of female homicide (femicide) and injury-related deaths during pregnancy according to the American Psychological Association.

CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

  • The Department of Justice estimates that 10 million children in America see their mothers get physically abused every year.

  • Studies have also shown that almost 70 percent of children under age 16 who are arrested for a crime were either abused themselves or witnessed abuse.

  • According to the CDC, over 3,500 women and girls were murdered in the United States in 2015. More than 500 were pregnant at the time of their murder.

  • 40 million adult Americans grew up living with domestic violence.

  • Domestic violence in childhood is directly correlated with difficulties learning, lower IQ scores, deficiencies in visual-motor skills and problems with attention and memory.

  • Those who grow up with domestic violence are 6 times more likely to commit suicide and 50% more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.  

  • Children of domestic violence are 3 times more likely to repeat the cycle in adulthood. 

  • 40% of domestic violence cases have children under 18 in the home.

  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to police.

  • Men who are victimized are substantially less likely than women to report their situation to police.

LGBTQIA+ Bullying Stats 

  • In a 2007 study, 86% of LGBTQ+ students said that they had experienced harassment at school during the previous year. 

  • Research indicates that LGBTQ+ youth may be more likely to think about and attempt suicide than heterosexual teens. 

  • In a 2005 survey, students said their peers were most often bullied because of their appearance, but the next top reason was because of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression. 

  • Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBTQ+ youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation. 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

​• 45.1% of Black women and 40.1% of Black men have experienced intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.
• 53.8% of Black women and 56.1% of Black men have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
• 8.8% of Black women have been the victims of intimate partner rape in their lifetimes.
• 9.5% of Black women have experienced intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.
• An estimated 51.3% of black adult female homicides are related to intimate partner violence.

• Between 2003-2014, 57.7% of black adult female homicide victims were murdered with the use of a firearm.

32% of online teens say they have been targets of a range of annoying or potentially menacing online activities. 15% of teens overall say someone has forwarded or posted a private message they’ve written, 13% say someone has spread a rumor about them online, 13% say someone has sent them a threatening or aggressive message, and 6% say someone has posted embarrassing pictures of them online.

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