Domestic Violence Statistics and Facts

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  • Health effects of Domestic Violence (IPV) include severe mental health problems from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Eating Disorders to Suicidality. -BJS

  • Domestic victimization has a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior. -BJS

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  • 1 in 4 women (22.3%) have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, while 1 in 7 men (14.0%) have experienced the same. -CDC

  • Men and women who experienced these forms of violence were more likely to report frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty with sleeping, activity limitations, poor physical health (i.e., asthma, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, IBS), and poor mental health, than men and women who did not experience these forms of violence. -CDC

  • 95% of men who physically abuse their intimate partners also psychologically abuse them. -CDC

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  • More than 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner and reported significant short- or long-term impacts, such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury. -CDC

  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls from victims seeking help and resources. -NNEDV

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