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Intimate Partner Violence in the United States - 2010

NCJ Number
M. J. Breiding; J. Chen; M. C. Black
Date Published
February 2014
96 pages
This report provides data on the problem of intimate partner violence in the United States.
Highlights of findings from this report on the problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the United States include the following: nearly 1 in 10 women in this country have been raped by an intimate partner, while an estimated 16.9 percent of women and 8 percent of men have experienced sexual violence other than rape; women have a higher lifetime prevalence of severe physical violence compared to men, 24.3 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively; almost half of men and women have experienced at least 1 psychologically aggressive behavior by an intimate partner during their lifetime; and Black non-Hispanic women and multiracial non-Hispanic women had significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, and stalking compared to White, non-Hispanic women, while bisexual women had a significantly higher prevalence of lifetime rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner compared to lesbian women. Data for this report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were obtained from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), an ongoing survey that collects information from English- and/or Spanish-speaking men and women aged 18 or older about experiences of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking. This specific report deals with information collected during the 2010 data collection period. Key topics covered in the report include overall lifetime and 12-month prevalence of IPV victimization; prevalence of IPV victimization by demographic variables; impact of IPV victimization; characteristics of IPV victimization; and services needed and disclosure related to IPV victimization. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes