Domestic Violence Facts
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is, “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse.”
*On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
*1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
*1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have experienced stalking victimization during their lifetime in which they felt
very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
*In domestic violence homicides, women are six times more likely to be killed when there is a gun in the
*On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
*Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. Intimate partner violence is most
common among women between the ages of 18-24.
*Fact are taken from National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For full reports and sources, please visit: