New From CDC: 2011 National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey

“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.”NISVS Infographic

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

2011 NISVS Data

2010 NISVS Data