Domestic Violence Stats

Women, Men, and Intimate Partner Violence

Statistics To Know

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

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.


1 in 11 Female
1 in 15 Male

high school students report having experienced physical dating violence in the last year.


1 in 9 Female
1 in 36 Male

high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in
the last year.


26% of Women
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.

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