- Women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
- More than 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners.
- 1 in 3 female homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner every year.
- Nearly 20 people every 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 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner.
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
- 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.
- On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
- In domestic violence homicides, women are 6x's more likely to be killed when there is a gun in the house.
- Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
- Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 9.4% of high school students say that they had been been hit, slapped or physically abused by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year. The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that more than 35 percent of women have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by a partner.
30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic
The Huffington Post | By Alanna Vagianos
The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.
3 - The number of women murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.
38,028,000 - The number of women who have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.
4,774,000 - The number of women in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year.
1,509 - The number of women murdered by men they knew in 2011. Of the 1,509 women, 926 were killed by an intimate partner and 264 of those were killed by an intimate partner during an argument.
18,000 - The number of women who have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes since 2003.
1 in 4 - The number of women who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
1 in 7 - The number of men who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
8,000,000 - The number of days of paid work women lose every year because of the abuse perpetrated against them by current or former male partners. This loss is equivalent to over 32,000 full-time jobs.
40-45 - The percentage of women in physically abusive relationships who are raped and/or assaulted during the relationship.
18,500,000 - The number of mental health care visits due to intimate partner violence every year.
$948 - The average cost of emergency care for intimate partner violence related incidents for women. The average cost for men is $387.
2 in 5 - The number of gay or bisexual men who will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.
50 - The percentage of lesbian women who will experience domestic violence (not necessarily intimate partner violence) in their lifetimes.
81 - The percentage of women who are stalked by a current or former male partner who are also physically abused by that partner.
70 - The percentage of women worldwide who will experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.
98 - The percentage of financial abuse that occurs in all domestic violence cases. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is because the abuser controls their money supply, leaving them with no financial resources to break free.
$5,800,000,000 - The estimated cost of incidents of intimate partner violence perpetrated against women in the U.S. in 1995 alone.
21 - The number of LGBT people murdered by their intimate partners in 2013. 50% of them were people of color. This is the highest documented level of domestic violence homicide in the LGBT community in history.
2.6x - The amount of times more likely a transgender person of color is to become a victim of intimate partner violence than a non-LGBT person.
70x - The amount of times more likely a woman is to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship.
10,000,000 - The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year.
25 - The percentage of physical assaults perpetrated against women that are reported to the police annually.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website.