This page contains federal and federally-supported materials and websites that focus on the prevalence of family violence.
Publications and Multimedia
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual
Fourth National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children (NISMART‐4) Law Enforcement Survey – Stereotypical Kidnapping (LES-SK) Technical Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2022
Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women 1993-2020
National Institute of Justice, August 2021
"We're keeping everything together with Band-Aids": a case study of care work and family violence during a US oil boom
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2020
The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence: A 2015 NISVS Research-in-Brief
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2019
Child Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Parent Aggression in Two Generations
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2018
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief – Updated Release
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 2018
How Effective Are Lethality Assessment Programs for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence?
National Institute of Justice, June 2018
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The mission of BJS is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels. See the following NIJ pages for research, information and resources:
- Children Exposed to Violence
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NISVS is an ongoing survey that collects national- and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking in the United States.
Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's SBB, users can access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization. See the SBB Spotlight on Youth Victims of Violence for data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System on youth victims of domestic violence.
See the following other Special Features for additional information and resources: