New findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
The CDC has released new analysis of the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The NISVS is an incredibly rich source of information about the experience of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking in the U.S. It explores the cumulative impact of these experiences on survivors and makes the case for prevention. Follow the links below to find much more.
Key findings from the most recent report:
- Women were more likely to be victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner than men.
- Women were significantly more likely than men to experience impacts of intimate partner violence, such as fear, injury, need for housing services, and missing at least one day of work or school.
- Black and multiracial women were significantly more likely to have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner than white women.
- Alaska Native, Black, and multiracial men were significantly more likely to have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner than white men.
- More than 22% of women and 15% of men who had experienced intimate partner violence were between 11 and 17 years old the first time they were abused by a partner.
- Food and housing insecurity was associated with 2-5 times higher rates of intimate partner violence.
- Victims were more likely to disclose abuse to a friend or family member than to police, doctors or crisis services.
Download the new report (published Feb 2014)
- Intimate Partner Violence in the United States–2010 (full report, 96 pgs):
- Overview and Key Findings (2 pgs)
Previous NISVS reports
- NISVS home page
- NISVS 2010 Summary Report (published 2011)
- NISVS 2010 Findings by Sexual Orientation (published 2013)
- Detailed State Tables: Find data specific to Washington State.