Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sources for Prevalence Statistics

Tile 1:

1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved September, 2020, from National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Tile 2:

48.3% of Lesbian women, 26% Gay men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, as compared to heterosexual individuals.

*Trans & bisexual victims are more likely to experience sexual violence as compared to people who do not identify as trans or bisexual.

Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community. (2018, June 6). Retrieved September, 2020, from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Tile 3:

84% of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime, and more than half have endured this violence at the hands of an intimate partner.

Domestic Violence Rampant Among Native Americans. (2017, March 13). Retrieved September, 2020, from DomesticShelters.org.

Rosay, A. (2016, June 1). Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men. Retrieved September, 2020, from the National Institute of Justice.

Tile 4:

African American females experience intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and about 2.5 times the rate of women of other races.

Women of Color Network Facts & Stats: Domestic Violence in Communities of Color – June 2006. (2006, June). Retrieved September, 2020, from the Oregon Department of Justice.

Tile 5:

In an Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence survey, 41-60% of API respondents reported experiencing DV (physical and/or sexual) during their lifetimes.

Women of Color Network Facts & Stats: Domestic Violence in Communities of Color – June 2006. (2006, June). Retrieved September, 2020, from the Oregon Department of Justice.

Tile 6:

According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS), 23.4% Hispanic/Latino females are victimized by intimate partner violence (IPV) in a lifetime, defined by rape, physical assault or stalking.

Women of Color Network Facts & Stats: Domestic Violence in Communities of Color – June 2006. (2006, June). Retrieved September, 2020, from the Oregon Department of Justice.

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