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U.S. & International Domestic Violence Data

CDC Intimate Partner Violence Data Sources

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): a directory of current data on intimate partner violence from CDC sources, other federal sources, and non-government sources.

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

From the CDC, the NISVS is a nationwide survey on the prevalence of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking among women and men in the United States. The first survey in 2010 provides baseline data that will be used to track intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking trends.

NISVS Findings by Sexual Orientation

Published in 2013, the NISVS 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation is the first of its kind to present comparisons of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking victimization by survey respondent’s sexual orientation.

Full report

Summary fact sheet (2 pages)

Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters & Services

This annual census from the National Network to End Domestic Violence provides data on the services offered during one day by domestic violence programs across the country. The census includes state-by-state reports as well.

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

NVDRS collects data in 18 states, and is used to inform violence prevention programs. NVDRS links data from law enforcement, coroners and medical examiners, vital statistics, and crime laboratories. NVDRS provides national and state-level data on topics including intimate partner homicides and homicide-suicide. Washington State does not currently participate in NVDRS.

Futures Without Violence: Get the Facts

Find statistics and download fact sheets from Futures Without Violence on topics related to domestic and sexual violence.

VAWnet Applied Research Papers

A collection of high-quality, peer reviewed Applied Research papers that synthesize and interpret current research on violence against women, and implications for practice. From the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women.

World Health Organization (WHO) Resources on Violence Against Women

This tool provides access to abstracts from published studies that have measured the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence. To be included in the database, studies must have measured the impact of interventions directly on violence. Search by type of violence, region, and keywords.