Domestic Violence Statistics and Facts 2016

Below, you’ll find statistics about a growing problem; domestic violence. Our Durham domestic violence attorney is here to help you if you find yourself in this situation.

Statistics | Durham Domestic Violence Attorney

  • Most female and male victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (69% of female victims, 53% of male victims) experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before 25 years of age.
  • More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.
  • More than a quarter of male victims of completed rape (28%) were first raped when they were 10 years old or younger (by any perpetrator).
  • Men were primarily stalked by an intimate partner or acquaintance (41.4% and 40%, respectively).
  • In a nationwide survey, 9.4% of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months prior to the survey.
  • From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.
  • For male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance, and 15.1% by a stranger.
  • Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.
  • An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e. unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way). 27.2% of women and 11.7% of men have experienced unwanted sexual contact (by any perpetrator).
  • An estimated 10.7% of women and 2.1% of men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
  • About 35% of women who were raped as minors also were raped as adults compared to 14% of women without an early rape history.
  • About 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.
  • A child witnessed violence in 22% (nearly 1 in 4) of intimate partner violence cases filed in state courts.
  • 81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.
  • 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse.
  • 35% of men report such impacts of their experiences.
  • 30 to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

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Sources:

  • www.bjs.gov
  • www.thehotline.org
  • www.ncadv.org