Intimate Partner Violence Statistics & Facts
Women had a significantly higher lifetime prevalence of severe physical violence by an intimate partner (24.3%) compared to men (13.8%)
Men had a significantly higher prevalence of experiencing psychological aggression from an intimate partner in the 12 months preceding the survey than women (18.1% and 13.9%, respectively)
Black women (43.7%) and multiracial women (53.8%) had a significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner than other women.
Bisexual women had a significantly higher prevalence of lifetime rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner (61.1%) compared to lesbian women (43.8%) and heterosexual women (35.0%).
47.1% of female victims and 38.6% of male victims were between 18 and 24 years of age when they first experienced violence by an intimate partner.
Victims of severe IPV lose nearly 8 million days of paid work-the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs-and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity each year
In 2010, 241 males and 1095 females were murdered by an intimate partner.
For more information, see the CDC Fact Sheet on Intimate Partner Violence from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The national intimate partner and sexual violence survey (NISVS) 2010 summary report." Washington, DC (2011).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Costs of intimate partner violence against women in the United States. Atlanta (GA): CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2003.
United States Department of Justice. Crime in the United States, 2010. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports, Washington, DC, 2011.