Statistics


National Statistics

Domestic Violence

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
  • Domestic victimization 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.

RAPE

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped.
  • Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by people they know. Of these, 45.4% of female rape victims and 29% of male rape victims an intimate partner was their perpetrator.

CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

The 99 wishes to bring attention to the statistics so that our clients understand that they are not alone in their experiences. We want the need to be evidently clear and we want our donors to understand the impact they could be making. Join us in fighting the statistics!

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