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Did you Know?

General DV

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the USA.

In a single year, that is more than 10 million women and men.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been physically assaulted by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotline nationwide.

Intimate partner crimes account for 15% of all violent crimes.

Victims of domestic violence lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year.

Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.


In 2017, 2,237 people were killed by an intimate partner.

20% of intimate relation murder victims were not the intimate partners themselves, but family members, friends, neighbors, law enforcement responders, others who intervened, or bystanders.

72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner. 94% of the victims are female.

In domestic violence situation, women are six times more likely to be murdered when there is a gun in the house.

In recent years, more than half of all intimate-relationship related deaths are caused by guns.


1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year. 90% of these children are eyewitness to this violence.


80-90% of domestic violence victims neglect or abuse their children.

Children who witness domestic violence are at an increased risk for PTSD, aggressive behavior, anxiety, impaired development, difficulty interacting with peers, academic problems, and they have a higher incidence of substance abuse.

Children exposed to domestic violence are more at risk to be a victim of domestic violence later in life.

Males who physically assault their intimate partners are 30-60% more likely to also physically assault their children.

Sexual Assault

1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.

46.7% of female and 44.9% of male rape victims in the US personally knew their rapist.

Of these, 45.4% of female and 29% of male rape victims were intimately involved with their rapist.

Women abused by their intimate partners are more vulnerable to contracting an STI due to forced intercourse and prolonged exposure to stress.


Abuse during pregnancy may cause as much as 10% of pregnant hospital admissions.

Domestic violence affects approximately 325,000 pregnant women each year.


disclaimer: All statistics on this page were compiled from various sources, including:

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service 

The New York Times

The National Center for Biotechnology Information

All statistics on this page are subject to change. June N Jenkins has tried to supply you with the most updated and accurate information possible. If you notice any of this inform,ation is incorrect or have updated numbers, please contact us at

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