• About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Females ages 16-24 are nearly three times more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group.
  • In 2006, crimes by intimate partners account for 12 percent of all violent crime.
  • More than half of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner.
  • Emotional effects of relationship violence are a factor in more than one-fourth of female suicide attempts and are a leading cause of substance abuse in adult women.
  • Physical violence by male partners is the number one cause of injury to women between ages 15-44.
  • One-third of all female murder victims were killed by an intimate partner.

 

Information from:

    • Crime Victimization in the United States Statistical Overviews, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009
    • U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99 (Oct. 2001)
    • Bancraft, L. (2002). Why does he do that?: Inside the minds of angry and controlling men. Berkley Books: New York, NY.
    • 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.