Domestic Violence / Abuse Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Research Date: 6.28.2013
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  
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%
Stat Data
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 35 %
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 %
% of all murders in 1998 attributed to domestic violence 11% of all murders in 1998 were the result of domestic violence.
Number of women that are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day.
The strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next A child’s exposure to the father abusing the mother is the strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
Number of female victims of domestic violence living in households with children under age 12 Slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
Child abuse occurance in family violence cases that involve families with children Child abuse occurs in 30-60% of family violence cases that involve families with children.
Number of calls received by The National Domestic Violence Hotline since 1996 The National Domestic Violence Hotline has received more than 700,000 calls for assistance since February 1996.
Percent of American women that report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.
Estimate of women stalked by an intimate partner each year in the United States. It is estimates that 503,485 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year in the United States – National Institute of Justice, July 2000.
Estimates range from incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend each year to women who are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners each year. Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend each year to 4 million women who are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners each year. – Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, U.S. Department of Justice, March, 1998.
Child abuse occurances in family violence cases that involve families with children. Studies show that child abuse occurs in 30-60% of family violence cases that involve families with children.
Likelliness of women versus men to be victimized by an intimate partner. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner.
% of violent crime experienced by women attributed to violence by an intimate partner Violence by an intimate partner accounts for about 21% of violent crime experienced by women.
% of violent crime experienced by men attributed to violence by an intimate partner Violence by an intimate partner accounts for about 2% of violent crime experienced by men.
% of all domestic violence incidents, crimes committed by men against women. In 92% of all domestic violence incidents, crimes are committed by men against women.
% of women who reported being raped and /or physically assaulted since the age of 18 Of women who reported being raped and /or physically assaulted since the age of 18, three quarters (76 percent) were victimized by a current or former husband cohabitating partner, date, or boyfriend.
Rate of women separated from their spouses In 1994, women separated from their spouses had a victimization rate 1 ½ times higher than separated men, divorced men, or divorced women.
% of women slain by their husbands or boyfriends in 1996 In 1996, among all female murder victims in the U.S., 30% were slain by their husbands or boyfriends.
Number of women murdered by an intimate from 1976-1996 31,260 women were murdered by an intimate partner from 1976-1996.
% 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 teenage girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
Family violence costs to the nation in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity Family violence costs the nation from $5 to $10 billion annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity.
% / Percent of female high school students who report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner One in five female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
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