Dating violence statistics by state
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Fact #1: Over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.
Check out our #Shinethe Light Facebook album and if you haven’t already, send us your photos: [email protected] OPDV Fall 2017 Bulletin The OPDV Fall 2017 bulletin focuses on domestic violence shelters.
Highlights include our feature article, “Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” a Q&A about the impact of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act on the state’s domestic violence services and programs, and a close-up of four specific domestic violence shelters within the state.
Fact #10: More than 75% of female victims were raped or sexually assaulted before age 25.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010). Fact #11: In 2006, 78,000 children were sexually abused.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #2: 18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #3: Of the 18.3% of women who have survived rape or attempted rape, 12.3% were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 29.9% were between the ages of 11 and 17.
73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger ( 48% of perpetrators were a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 17% were an intimate and 8% were another relative.) (National Crime Victimization Survey 2010) Fact #13: 63.84% of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked since age 18 were victimized by a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date.
Fact #17: A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or both, in a dating relationship. Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement 2000.) Fact #19: The Campus Sexual Assault Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years (National Institute of Justice 2007). Available from National Criminal Justice Reference Service.) Fact #25: Sexual violence and gender based violence is associated with a host of short- and long-term problems, including physical injury and illness, psychological symptoms, economic costs, and death (Lifetime Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence in Women and the Relationship with Mental Disorders and Psychosocial Function, Journal of American Medical Association 2011).
(New York Times 8/01/01) Fact #18: 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. Fact #21: About one-third of female murder victims ages 12 or older are killed by an intimate partner. Fact #26: Rape victims often experience anxiety, guilt, nervousness, phobias, substance abuse, sleep disturbances, depression, alienation, sexual dysfunction, and aggression.
34.2% of attackers were family members and 58.7 were acquaintances. (Department of Justice 2007) Fact #22: A University of Pennsylvania research study found that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to low-income, inner-city Philadelphia women between the ages of 15 to 44 - more common than automobile accidents, mugging and rapes combined. They often distrust others and replay the assault in their minds, and they are at increased risk of future victimization (De Lahunta 1997).
In this study domestic violence included injuries caused by street crime. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials. Fact #27: Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likley to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 14 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship Did you know that work products developed by the Ursula Forem Fellows are available to New York State domestic violence service providers?