Statistics

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  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

  • In Portland, Oregon public schools closed March 16, 2020 and on March 23 came stay-at-home orders. Following these events, the Portland Police Bureau recorded a 22% increase in arrests related to DV compared to prior weeks.

  • Jefferson County Alabama, the Sheriff's Office reported a 27% increase in Domestic Violence calls during March 2020 compared to March 2019.

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

  • Intimate Partner Violence is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.

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

  • Victims of domestic violence are 4 times more likely to be killed while attempting to leave their abusers. 

  • 33% of all intimate partner homicide victims are killed while attempting to leave the relationship. 

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  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.

  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.

  • Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed in the workplace during this timeframe.

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

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

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.

  • A study of intimate partner homicides found that 20% of victims were not the intimate partners themselves, but family members, friends, neighbors, persons who intervened, law enforcement responders, or bystanders.

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

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