Domestic Violence Statistics

Nearly one-third of American women will experience intimate partner violence (IPV).1 As the leading cause of female homicides and injury-related deaths during pregnancy2, IPV also accounts for a significant proportion of injuries and emergency room visits for women.3 4 5 6 Looking beyond the immediate and often severe health consequences of IPV, a growing body of research has linked IPV to many of the leading health indicators defined in the federal Healthy People 2010 Initiative. Healthy People 2010 is a prevention agenda for the nation designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health in the United States. Developed by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2010 has identified ten Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) that measure the health and wellbeing of the nation for the decade. Read more