Domestic Violence Stats

Domestic Violence: Stats on Women, Men, and Intimate Partner Violence

  • About 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact.
  • Over 43 million women and 38 million men experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 women & 1 in 7 men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetime.
  • About 1 in 5 women and 1 in 12 men have experienced contact sexual violence by an intimate partner.
  • 10% of women and 2% of men report having been stalked by an intimate partner.

IPV is a significant public health issue that has considerable societal costs. According to the CDC:

  • Approximately 41% of female IPV survivors and 14% of male IPV survivors experience some form of physical injury related to their experience of relationship violence.
  • Data from U.S. crime reports suggest that 16% (about 1 in 6) of homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner, and nearly half of female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.
  • While the personal and societal consequences are devastating, there are also substantial economic costs. The lifetime economic cost associated with medical services for IPV-related injuries, lost productivity from paid work, criminal justice, and other costs, such as victim property loss or damage was $3.6 trillion (2014 U.S. dollars). The lifetime per-victim cost was $103,767 for women and $23,414 for men.


Teen Dating Violence

Four types of behavior:

  • Physical violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Psychological suggestion
  • Stalking

Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent.

Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship - but these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence.

  • Nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 15 male high school students report having experienced physical dating violence in the last year.
  • About 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.
  • 26% of women and 15% of men who were victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime first experienced these or other forms of violence by that partner before age 18

Consequences of unhealthy teen dating are:

  • Experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Engaging in unhealthy behaviors, such as tobacco, drug, and/or alcohol abuse.
  • Exhibiting antisocial behaviors, such as lying, theft, bullying, or hitting.
  • Suicide ideation

Ways to Prevent:

  • Teach safe an healthy relationship skills
  • Engage influential adults and peers
  • Disrupt the development pathways toward partner violence.
  • Create protective environments.
  • Strengthen economic supports for families.
  • Support survivors to increase safety and lesson harms.

More information on IPV and teen dating violence can be found at 


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