“Because a substantial proportion of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence is experienced at a young age, primary prevention of these forms of violence must begin early.”
The CDC has published a new report with data from the 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).
The report, “Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization — National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States” was published September 2014.
CDC began collecting NISVS data in 2010.
What did the survey find?
- Women with household income less than $50,000 were significantly more likely to have been the victim of intimate partner violence.
- Women frequently experienced multiple forms of intimate partner violence (i.e. rape, physical violence, stalking). Male victims most often experienced physical violence.
- More than 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 10 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner and suffered significant impacts such as post-traumatic stress and injury.
- Both men and women experience intimate partner violence and sexual violence. However, women are victimized more often than men and report more serious harm as a result of violence.
- 1 in 2 bisexual women have been raped in their lifetime, compared with 1 in 6 heterosexual women and 1 in 8 lesbian women.
- 79% of women who had been raped were raped before age 25, and 40% were younger than 18.
- Women who had been raped before age 18 were more than twice as likely to also be the victim of rape as adults.
- 1 in 2 bisexual men have been the victim of sexual violence in their lifetime, compared with 1 in 5 heterosexual men and 2 in 5 gay men.
- More than a quarter of male victims of rape were first raped when they were 10 years old or younger.
Find more from NISVS
- NISVS Resource Page (National Resource Center on Domestic Violence)
- NISVS home page (CDC)
2011 NISVS Data
- NISVS 2011 Report (published 2014)
- Fact Sheet (published 2014)
- Infographic (published 2014)
- FAQ based on 2011 survey data
2010 NISVS Data
- NISVS 2010 Findings by Sexual Orientation (published 2013)
- NISVS 2010 Summary Report (published 2011)
- Detailed State Tables: Find data specific to Washington State.
- Intimate Partner Violence in the United States–2010 (full report, 96 pgs)
- Communications Toolkit (published 2011)