Statistics

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1


Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.2

1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime.3

28% of families were homeless because of domestic violence.4

39% of cities cited domestic violence as the primary cause of family homelessness.5

Domestic violence costs more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.6

7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.7


The majority of stalking victims are stalked by someone theyknow: 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalkingare stalked by a current or former intimate partner, 25% of femalevictims and 32% of male victims are stalked by an acquaintance.8


References:

1-3Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4-5"Domestic Violence and Homelessness." National Coalition for the Homeless. (2009).

6"Domestic Violence:  Statistics & Facts." Safe Horizon.

7-8 "Stalking Fact Sheet." Stalking Resource Center. (2015)