Statistics of Domestic Violence

The Statistics of Domestic Violence are Alarming. Did You Know?….

  •  ​One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • Every day, 3 women in the United States are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • As of January 2012, statistics showed that 50% of women experience some form of domestic violence in their relationship, be it emotional, mental, physical or sexual.
  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.


  • Domestic/dating violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to get power over the other. Including: physical violence or threat of physical violence to get control, emotional or mental abuse and sexual abuse.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • 1/4 of women worldwide will experience domestic/dating violence in their lifetime. Women between the ages of 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 am.
  • The costs of domestic violence amount to more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.
  • As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are 2 times as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • 1/2 of all homeless women and children in the U.S. are fleeing from domestic violence.
  • In 60% to 80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.

One Response to Statistics of Domestic Violence

  1. Women abused by their intimate partners are more vulnerable to contracting HIV or other STI’s due to forced intercourse or prolonged exposure to stress. Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior.

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