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Domestic Violence/ Intimate Partner Violence Facts

  • Domestic violence is commonly referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV)

  • Eighty-five percent of IPV victims are women. A woman is beaten every 9 seconds.

  • Every year nearly 5.3 million incidents of IPV occur among U.S. women aged 18 and older

  • IPV results in nearly 1300 deaths and 2 million injuries every year in the United States

  • More than 3 women are killed by husbands/boyfriends everyday

  • 1 in 3 women worldwide has been forced into sex, beaten, or otherwise abused another way during her lifetime

  • Women aged 16-24 are most likely to be victimized by an intimate partner

  • Women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner

  • Most IPV incidents are not reported to the police - only 20% of rapes/sexual assaults, 25% of physical assaults, and 50% of stalking towards women are reported

  • Despite severe under-reporting of IPV, calls related to IPV make up about half of all violent crime calls to police departments

  • Only about 1 out of 5 IPV victims with physical injuries seek professional medical treatment

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