National Statistics on Domestic Violence

33% of Women Experience Physical Violence

1 in 3 women experience a form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.


1 in 7

1 in 7 women women have been stalked by an intimate partner to the point where they feared for their life.

Typically, there are more than 20,000 phone callsplaced to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

Phone Calls

1 in 5

1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime.

Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior.

Only 34% Receive Medical Care

Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

94% of the victims of murder-suicides are female.

Female Victims

Physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health effects have been linked with intimate partner violence including adolescent pregnancy, unintended pregnancy in general, miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterine hemorrhage, nutritional deficiency, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal problems, neurological disorders, chronic pain, disability, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Victims of domestic violence are also at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

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