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Domestic Violence / Abuse Statistics

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Domestic Violence Statistics Data
Percent of women who have experienced domestic violence 25%
Estimated number of domestic violence incidents per year 960,000
Victims of Domestic Violence Data
Women 85%
Men 15%
Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk  
On average, 3 females and 1 male are murdered by their partner each day  
The health costs of domestic violence yearly $5.8 Billion
Percent of female high school students who reported being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner 20%
Percent of teens who reported threats from their boyfriend or girlfriend to harm them or themselves to avoid a breakup. 14%
Number of children who witness domestic violence annually 6 Million +
Number of women who are stalked by an intimate partner annually 503,485
Percent of domestic crimes reported to police 25%
Percent of high school students that will be involved in an abusive relationship 32 %
Percent of teenage girls who say they know someone their age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend 40 %
Percent of all murder victims killed by their boyfriends 7 %
Percent of college females that will experience some form of dating violence 19 %
Percent of date rape victims that are young women from 14 to 17 years of age 38 %
Percent of all sexual assaults attributed to date rape 67 %
Percent young women raped who knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance 68 %
Percent of the rapes of young women that occurred in their own home or a friends or relative’s home 60 %
Percent of incidents of domestic violence involving non-married persons 40 %
Number of American women assaulted by men each year 2,100,000
Percent of the victims of domestic violence that are women 95 %
Percent of all emergency room calls attributed to domestic violence 3.5 %
Percent of those that abuse their partner that also physically and/or sexually abuse their children 65 %
Number of women that die each day as a result of abuse 4
Number of children that die each day as a result of abuse 3
Percent of all women who sought care in hospital emergency rooms for violence related injuries 37 %
Number of women that are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day 2
% of teenage girls age 14 to 17 that report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend 40 %
Percent of violent crime experienced by men attributed to violence by an intimate partner 2 %
Family violence costs to the nation in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity $7.5 billion annually

Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 13, 2016

Domestic Violence / Abuse Statistics

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