New data from the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally representative survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey assesses sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in the United States. In May 2018, the CDC released new data in this NISVS 2015 Data Brief. Sexual […]

Domestic Violence Fatalities

Every single life lost to domestic violence is one too many. In WA state last year there were 55 domestic violence-related fatalities (35 homicides and 20 abuser suicides). This table includes the number of domestic violence fatalities by county for the past 21 years. We study and report on this because it isn’t just data. […]

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) illustrate the lifetime health consequences of domestic and sexual violence. In Washington State, 41% of women and 32% of men report experiencing violence from an intimate partner. According to national data, men and women experience […]

Domestic Violence Counts: Census 2016 Report

On September 14, 2016, 66 out of 70 (94%) identified domestic violence programs in Washington participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services, a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour […]

Building the Evidence Base for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions

A new report from the Center for Policy Research and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence looks at opportunities for building the evidence base for domestic violence services and interventions. Building Evidence for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions: A Framing Paper This paper 1) provides a summary and critique of the current state of rigorous evidence on core […]

New Study: Violence Against American Indian & Alaska Native Women & Men

A new study funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) looks at the extent and impact of sexual and intimate partner violence against American Indian and Alaska Native victims. The study analyzed data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The rates of violence against both Native women and men are […]

Stalking And Domestic Violence

The Stalking Resource Center compiles national research on the prevalence of stalking, the impact of stalking on victims, and state, tribal, and federal laws on stalking. Stalking statistics: 6.6 million people in this country are stalked annually 66% of female and 41% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate […]

“There’s No One I Can Trust.”

This paper from the National LGBTQ Domestic Violence Capacity Building Learning Center reports on a survey conducted in collaboration with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Over 3600 people seeking help for domestic violence shared how their fears about and experiences of mandatory reporting impacted their ability to reach out for help. The study found that […]

National Survey: Domestic Violence Survivors’ Experience Of Law Enforcement

The National Domestic Violence Hotline conducted a survey of survivors about their experience with law enforcement. 637 women who experienced partner violence participated in the survey. According to the survey results: Both the women who had called the police and the women who hadn’t called the police shared a strong reluctance to turning to law enforcement for […]

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.” 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, […]