National Domestic Violence Statistics

• Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) alone affects more than 12 million people each year
• Child abuse also occurs in up to 70% of families where there is domestic violence
• Key homicide risk factors are abuser unemployment, strangulation, stalking and gun ownership (74%)
• A batterer is 6X more likely to sexually abuse his children and women who are being abused are 1 – 2X more likely to abuse their children
• IPV- related injuries account for approximately 25% of all injuries in hospital emergency departments each year (CDC, 2020)
• 57% of women in jails and prisons report having experienced severe IPV
• IPV is most common against women between the ages of 18 – 24
• A person of any gender, religion, socio-economic status, race, age or sexual orientation may be victimized

*National Domestic Violence Hotline; National Coalition Against Domestic Violence