National Statistics

National Statistics 2017-09-29T14:36:56+00:00

Domestic Violence

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • Domestic violence victims are correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to females.
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.6
  • Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

Sexual Assault

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1in 33 men have been the victim of an attempted rape at some point in their life.
  • Every 98 seconds someone is sexually assaulted.
  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.
  • 70%-90% of sexual violence is perpetrated by someone known to the victim.
  • Only about 10% of sexual assaults are reported.
  • About 75% of sexual assaults occurred when the victim and/or perpetrator were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Approximately 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime.
  • 27% of women and 12% of men have experienced unwanted sexual contact or harassment.
  • Out of every 1,000 rapists, 994 will walk free.
  • 94% of women who are raped experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.